Medical Cannabis Coverage
More insurance providers are offering coverage for patients’ medical cannabis treatments as part of extended health benefits plans. Please speak with your insurance provider and get in touch with Greenleaf to determine whether you are eligible for coverage along with symptom criteria.
Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the veracity of this information, we cannot guarantee its accuracy at all times. You should always speak with your insurance provider to verify what coverage you may have.
Claiming Cannabis as a Medical Expense on Your Tax Return
Medical cannabis (marihuana) – the amounts paid for cannabis, cannabis oil, cannabis plant seeds, or cannabis products purchased for medical purposes from a holder of a licence for sale (as defined in subsection 264(1) of the Cannabis Regulations). The patient must be a holder of a medical document (as defined in subsection 264(1) of the Cannabis Regulations). The Cannabis Regulations require that the patient be registered as a client of the holder of a licence for sale and require the patient to make their purchases from the holder they are registered with.
Where a patient has a registration certificate that allows them to legally produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes, the cost of growing and producing cannabis for medical purposes (other than the cost of cannabis plant seeds and cannabis), such as pots, soil, nutrients, and lights, is not an eligible medical expense.
Source: Details of medical expenses – Government of Canada