Medical Marijuana Users Face Higher Insurance Rates, Even if They Don’t Smoke it

Medical marijuana users can still be considered smokers, even if they use edibles or vaporizers

Many medical marijuana users in Canada pay a high price due to their prescriptions, because life insurance policies consider them smokers — no matter how they consume the drug.

Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled patients with legal prescriptions have the right to take marijuana in any form: including smoking it, using edible products, or using cannabis-infused teas and oils.

However, the country’s life insurance industry can consider marijuana users similar to smokers, even if they use vaporizers or edibles.

“To be honest, it really doesn’t make sense,” said Syed Raza, the director of marketing with Toronto-based LSM Insurance.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.