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Canada on track to spend $200M per year on medical cannabis for veterans – National

Ottawa is reimbursing a record number of veterans for medical marijuana, with new figures showing the federal government shelled out more than $150 million in the last fiscal year — more than double the amount just three years ago.

And that is only the beginning as the figures from Veterans Affairs Canada reveal the government is on track to spend nearly $200 million this year as more and more former service members ask the government to pay for their cannabis.

While experts and advocates are uncertain about the reasons for the surge, they agree about the need for more information on the real benefits and potential harms of medical marijuana for veterans — and taxpayers paying for it.

“We desperately need better evidence to understand if these policies and if the current usage is likely to have more benefit or do more harm,” said Jason Busse, associate director of the Michael G….

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