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Medical questions, regulations create confusion for medical pot coverage

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Kenneth:

“If a doctor tells an employee their illness requires treatment to be the use of medical marijuana in some form — and that’s the medical prescription — and the employee says, ‘If I needed insulin, it would be covered, but because I need medical marijuana, it isn’t,’ that could be discriminating against someone on the basis of illness or disability. “If group benefit plans don’t cover it, I can see there being a challenge from a human rights’ perspective. Ultimately, the humans rights [tribunals] will say it is discriminatory to not cover that medication, when you cover others, because that particular disability is the one a person has and if they’re not getting the same treatment, that’s discriminatory.”

Smart lawyer, that Will Cascadden

Wednesday, August 10 at 9:09 am | Reply

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