Shoppers Drug Mart has confirmed that it is pausing its Compassionate Care Program for medical cannabis clients.
Two cannabis industry leaders say they are hopeful that new appointments to the health ministry could bode well for their efforts at lobbying for changes to Canada’s cannabis regulations, especially hot button issues like taxes on medical cannabis.
E.C.O. Canadian Organics, the University of New Brunswick, GITPO Spirit Lodge, and Natoaganeg First Nation announced a partnership to provide access to medical cannabis for First Nations struggling with substance, opioid addiction and methadone dependence.
While patients are no strangers to medical expenses, many are unaware of the fact that cannabis can be claimed under certain circumstances. Along with glasses, dental work, and prescription medications, cannabis purchased through a licensed medical provider can be claimed on personal taxes.
Australia’s Senate referred the inquiry to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry on November 14, 2019. The 87-page report contains several references to other regulatory models around the world, including Canada’s own medical and non medical regulatory models.