CANADA: The Cons’ medpot privatization plan is unaffordable to an overwhelming majority of chronically-ill Canadians, but University of Waterloo student Jonathan Zaid’s persistence has paid off.
His student insurance plan, provided by Sun Life Canada, is covering his cannabis costs.
“I can’t afford medical marijuana – I am a student! It’s very expensive, about $18 to $25 a day,” says the third-year student and founder of Canadians for Fair Access To Medical Marijuana (CFAMM).
Zaid began a personal assignment to determine how he could be reimbursed for his medical marijuana purchases because without cannabis he couldn’t attend UW.