Smoke dope. Feed grizzlies. Get mauled. Collect worker’s comp.
That’s pretty much the Twitter version of a Montana Supreme Court decision, as reported by the Associated Press:
The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a Workers’ Compensation Court ruling that about $65,000 in medical bills incurred by a man who was mauled while feeding the bears at a tourist attraction should be covered by workers’ compensation, despite the fact the man had smoked marijuana on the day of the attack. …
The Workers’ Compensation Court ruled last June that [Brock] Hopkins was an employee and noted that while his “use of marijuana to kick off a day of working around grizzly bears was ill-advised to say the least and mind-bogglingly stupid to say the most,” there was no evidence presented regarding Hopkins’ level of impairment.
The WCC found that grizzlies are “equal opportunity maulers” without regard to marijuana consumption.
Hopkins worked at Great Bear Adventures near Glacier National Park. The bear mauled his legs and rear end.