Medical Marijuana Insurance Coverage Awarded To Canadian Student

An Ontario university student may have just established a precedent that could pave the way for coverage of medical marijuana by private insurance plans in Canada.

Jonathan Zaid, 22, says cannabis is the only thing that helps him concentrate long enough to get through his studies at the University of Waterloo. Zaid can legally access the drug since he has a doctor’s authorization, but he said he couldn’t afford the $30 a day the drug cost.

“I’m a student, I have no income really so at the end of the day it was my parents paying for it and I felt really bad asking my parents to pay for my medical marijuana.”

Zaid spoke to his school about his situation, and the health insurance provider for University of Waterloo students, Sun Life, ultimately decided to cover the drug for Zaid.

– Read the entire article at The Huffington Post.

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