Canada on Pace to Spend $200 Million This Year on Cannabis for Veterans

Canada is on pace to spend $200 million this year on cannabis for veterans, as the federal government is reimbursing a record number of for medical cannabis.

Ottawa spent more than $150 million in the last fiscal year, which is more than double the amount spent three years ago, according to a CBC News report.

The anticipated $200 million spent this year comes as thousands more ask the government to cover their expenses, the news outlet reported.

The increased demand for medical cannabis likely stems from a 2008 court decision that required the government to provide “reasonable access” to cannabis when its use is authorized by a health care practitioner, according to CBC.

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