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Ask 420: Is medical marijuana covered by insurance?

Q: Is medical marijuana covered by insurance? 

A: While marijuana is not technically covered yet, there have been some cases in private health insurers where marijuana treatments have been covered. Two notable cases with SunLife and Manulife made news in the last year or so, but they didn’t set the standard for the entire industry and it was a single case for each. The best approach would be to contact your insurer directly to see if exceptions can be made in your case. Experts believe that changes will be coming quickly to this, as legalization is looming. Important to remember to keep all your receipts however, as you can write it off during tax time.

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