The government through Veterans Affairs Canada has committed to support the care, treatment or re-establishment in civil life of Canadian veterans, including by covering the cost of certain medications and medical treatments for veterans;
Veterans throughout Canada are legally accessing medical cannabis through the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations for the treatment of PTSD, chronic pain and other health issues;
Health Canada currently discourages smoking medical cannabis as a method of use;
Oral ingestion of cannabis poses certain advantages over ingestion through the lungs, including ease of use and a reduction in bronchial irritation associated with smoking;
Veterans Affairs Canada currently covers the cost of raw cannabis flower but not cannabis extracts for veterans, thereby precluding many veterans from accessing cannabis extracts for medical purposes.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to cover the cost of cannabis extracts obtained under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations in order to increase therapeutic options for Canadian veterans, and to continue to support the care, treatment or re-establishment in civil life of Canadian veterans, including by covering the cost of certain medications and medical treatments for veterans.
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