Ask 420: Is Medical Marijuana Covered By Insurance?

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Currently no federal, provincial or private health insurance companies cover medical marijuana in Canada. However, the cost of medical marijuana can be covered by Veterans Affairs of Canada, so if you’re a veteran you can speak to them about your options.

You can also write off the cost of your medical marijuana as an expense when you do your taxes each year, so always keep your receipts. And just announced this week, SunLife is the first insurance company in Canada to recognize medical marijuana users as non-smokers.

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