Medical Cannabis Insurance and Benefits

Medical cannabis is now covered by some insurance plans offered by many companies*. Eligibility is often dependent on your specific plan and medical condition being treated. This guide provides an overview of available opportunities so that you can find the coverage that best suits your needs.

*Insurance coverage is always changing, ensure you contact your provider directly for the most up to date coverage information.

  • Coverage may be available for treatments of cancer symptoms, refractory neuralgia, nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, and spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis or a lesion of the spinal cord.
  • Cannabis coverage can be accessed through a Healthcare Spending Account

For more information visit Desjardin Cannabis Information

  • May reimburse for chronic neuropathic pain, spasticity due to multiple sclerosis, and nausea and vomiting due to cancer chemotherapy
  • Coverage can be accessed through Optional Coverage

For more information visit Green Shield Medical Cannabis Information

  • Cannabis coverage and reimbursement may be available through a Healthcare Spending Account
  • Reimburses for stiffness and involuntary muscle spasms in people suffering from multiple sclerosis, nausea and vomiting in people undergoing chemotherapy, and chronic neuropathic pain

For more information visit Manulife Medical Cannabis Information

Sun Life may provide reimbursement for medical cannabis as part of treatment plans for cancer symptoms, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV/AIDS, and palliative care.

  • The amount of reimbursement depends on the specific plan chosen through Sunlife’s Healthcare Account
  • Optional Coverage plans may also offer coverage for medical cannabis

For more information visit Sunlife Medical Cannabis Information

  • May reimburse medical cannabis for chronic pain, muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS), and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • Coverage can be accessed through Optional Coverage in an existing plan

Compassionate Pricing

Licensed Producers may offer compassionate pricing to low-income individuals and those on programs such as ODSP.

Veterans Affairs

  • Veteran Affairs covers up to 3 grams of medical cannabis per day.
  • In serious cases, VA may cap the limit they spend per gram at $8.50.
  • Cannabis must be purchased through a licensed producer with a medical prescription, like with other insurance companies.

Updated: March 16, 2023

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