Regina Man Takes Workers Compensation Board to Court Over Medical Marijuana

As a group of sign-carrying protesters stood outside the Court of Queen’s Bench building on Thursday, a key face was missing.

Carey Heilman was at a hospital undergoing surgery for back spasms, which limit his ability to work and make everyday life painful enough to have a pain pump in his lower spine.

Eleven years ago he started using medical marijuana, with a prescription from a neurologist, for the pain – but the Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board has refused to pay for the treatment.

“He’s been trying to get some of his medication paid for – medical cannabis,” said rally organizer Tim Selenski, owner of Head2Head Novelties and a medical marijuana distributor.

“He chooses to use holistic medication over some of the heavy prescription drugs that he is supposed to be taking for his pain.”

– Read the entire article at Metro News Regina.