Skinner Appeal Decision Response

Appeal decision in Skinner (medical cannabis coverage case) disappoints community, but the fight is not over. Decision re-ignites focus on urgent affordability challenges facing patients like Gordon Wayne Skinner. April 12, 2018 – Halifax, NS – Today, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal released a decision in Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund v. Skinner (“Skinner”) overturning the Nova…

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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…

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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…

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NS Human Rights Coverage Case (Skinner) Announcement

Aurora Joins CFAMM in Backing Human Rights Case for Medical Cannabis Insurance Coverage En français TORONTO, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ – Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) today welcomed a commitment of financial and other resources from licensed producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. in support of Gordon “Wayne” Skinner’s defense in a potentially precedent-setting…

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Nova Scotia: Board Rules in Favour of Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana

Nova Scotia: Board Rules in Favour of Insurance Coverage “This landmark human rights commission decision highlights the discrimination patients face when denied coverage for medical cannabis. Although the decision may not extend to all patients or plans, it has the potential to broaden the feasibility of medical cannabis coverage. Armed with this decision, patients will…

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Helping Patients Access their Medication – Aphria Partners with CFAMM on Insurance Support Program

LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 1, 2016) – Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:APH) is partnering with non-profit organization Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) to provide insurance claim support and educational services to Aphria patients. The partnership agreement is effective immediately. In Canada, medical cannabis is only covered by insurance plans for certain…

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