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OPSEU to cover medical cannabis for employees

Publication Date

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 1:15pm

Toronto – On June 15, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) began rolling out a new benefit that provides medical cannabis coverage for insured OPSEU staff.

“Cannabis can be an effective treatment for a variety of medical conditions,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “And as the laws around it continue to modernize, employers should keep up with the times.”

With this new benefit, insured employees and their spouses and dependants can claim up to $3,000 a year for medical cannabis. For these claims to be eligible, they must be prescriptions from licensed physicians, and the cannabis must be obtained from organizations legally authorized to produce and sell medical cannabis.

There will be no limitation on the medical conditions eligible for medical cannabis coverage under the new benefit.

For more information: Warren (Smokey) Thomas, 613-329-1931