UBC Okanagan Coverage Pilot

Medical Cannabis Insurance Coverage Pilot Announced for UBC Okanagan Students Non-profit organizations lead advocacy efforts aimed at the responsible inclusion of medical cannabis in student health benefit plans  Kelowna, British Columbia – February 21, 2018 – Two national non-profit organizations, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) and Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy…


Patient Groups Unite to Oppose New Government Tax on Medicine

12 national not-for-profits representing AIDS, spondylitis, arthritis, hospice, cardiac, crohn’s and colitis, gastrointestinal, Huntington’s, skin cancer and spondylitis patients among others, as well as pharmacists, united to oppose the Finance Minister’s plan to tax medical cannabis. OTTAWA – Today, united in fierce opposition to the federal Finance Minister’s misguided proposal to apply a sin tax…


#DontTaxMedicine Campaign Hits 12,000 Letters

Medical cannabis patient campaign fighting a new tax on medical cannabis and targeting Canada’s Minister of Finance far surpasses outreach goal WATERLOO – Today the Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM)’s Don’t Tax Medicine campaign hit an impressive milestone with over 12,000 patients sending personal messages to their Members of Parliament. Canada’s medical…


Excise Tax Proposal Response

En français LEADING PATIENT GROUPS RESPOND TO CANNABIS EXCISE TAX PROPOSAL Organizations seek to have medical cannabis exempt from excise and sales tax – like all other prescription medicines. November 10, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Earlier today, the Department of Finance of Canada announced their proposal to apply excise tax to both non-medical and…


Skinner Appeal Set for October 2nd

HALIFAX, Sept. 28, 2017 – On Monday October 2, 2017 at 10am, The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal is scheduled to hold a hearing in Skinner, a case related to discrimination stemming from denial of medical cannabis benefits coverage where it was found to be medically necessary and effective for Gordon “Wayne” Skinner.  Media interviews will be…


Health Committee to Hear About Unmet Needs of Medical Cannabis Patients

En français Research, affordability, and access of medical cannabis are critical issues that must be addressed. September 15, 2017 – Ottawa – As part of their review of cannabis legalization (Bill C-45), the Standing Committee on Health will today hear testimony on the critical needs and concerns regarding the medical use of cannabis. Representatives of…

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