Canadian Pharmacy Chain Offers Employees Medical Marijuana Insurance


Although medical marijuana is not traditionally covered under company-paid health insurance programs, the largest pharmacy chain in Canada has changed this by allowing thousands of workers to have access to medical cannabis under the company’s benefits package.

According to a report from The Star, Loblaw Companies Limited and Shoppers Drug Mart recently announced medical cannabis coverage as part of its employee health insurance.

The company stated that, effective immediately, insurance provider Manulife will cover the herb for patients suffering from “spasticity and neuropathic pain associated with multiple sclerosis and nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy for cancer patients,” up to $1,500 per year.

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