A state court has ruled that medical marijuana expenses incurred in Pennsylvania as a result of a work-related injury are eligible for reimbursement. A Pennsylvania federal court sided with plaintiffs in two separate cases Friday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. In one case, the court ruled that the state Workers' Compensation Appeals Board erred in allowing Firestone Tire & Rubber to deny reimbursement to plaintiff Paul Sheetz for his medical marijuana expenses. According to court documents and media reports, Sheetz began using medical marijuana to treat chronic pain from a 1977 work injury and was free from decades of prescription opioid use. firestone argued that requiring medical marijuana reimbursement violated federal law. But the federal court ruled that reimbursement was not a federal crime because the insurer itself did not write the reimbursement prescriptions. In two decisions, the federal court noted that Pennsylvania's medical marijuana statute does not require insurers to pay for medical marijuana. However, the court said the law states that medical marijuana patients in Pennsylvania should not be "deprived of any right to the legal use of medical marijuana.