Medical marijuana: Canada limit refunds
ree times less cannabis to relieve their pains. Justin Trudeau’s government has decided to limit to three grams daily ceiling refunded.
Canada has authorized in 2001 the prescription of cannabis, but the Department of Veterans Affairs had never with a regulatory framework for the management. And, while many demobilized soldiers consume and therefore are reimbursed.
So far, the federal government covering up to 10 grams of cannabis per day. The reform presented Tuesday, however, provides for the reimbursement of only 3 grams daily.
“We consulted with veterans, their advocates, practitioners and medical specialists and we reviewed existing studies on the use of marijuana for medical purposes to develop a balanced policy,” said in a statement Kent Hehr Minister of Veterans Affairs.
According to the Canadian Ministry of Health, the average daily consumption of medical cannabis patient is 2.6 grams.
Health authorities have parallel warned against the consumption of more than five grams of cannabis per day. Such a dose is dangerous to health and may in particular cause lung and heart disease, and more addictive psychotropic.
The federal government has also set at 8.5 Canadian dollars per gram reimbursable by social security ceiling.
Canada must become next spring the first G7 country to legalize the recreational use of cannabis.