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Canadian Health Insurance Company Now Covers Medical Cannabis

Canadian Insurance Company Now Covers Medical Cannabis

Canadian Insurance company Sun Life will now cover its members’ medical cannabis costs as part of their insurance coverage, making it the first company in North America to do so.

Currently Canada has a for-profit, commercially structured medical cannabis program, thanks to the passing of 2013’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. The nation’s medical cannabis program could most closely be likened to that of California, where prescriptions are written for anything from eating and sleeping disorders to cancer and epilepsy.