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42nd Parliament, 1st Session (December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019)

Medical Cannabis and Veterans’ Well-Being

Report and Government Response

Report 13: Medical Cannabis and Veterans’ Well-Being
  • Adopted by the Committee: May 27, 2019
  • Presented to the House: June 6, 2019
  • Government Response Requested

Pursuant to the motion adopted at its meeting on November 9, 2017, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs is undertaking a “study on the implication of veterans’ mental health as it relates to medical cannabis through the medical cannabis program administered by Veterans Affairs Canada.”

The study topics include:

  • Veterans Affairs Canada policies and service delivery on reimbursements for medical cannabis, including the approval process for reimbursement exceeding 3 grams a day and the costs of the reimbursement program;
  • Current research and knowledge about cannabis use for the treatment of medical conditions that are common among veterans, such as PTSD and chronic pain;
  • Experiences and opinions of veterans who use or have used cannabis for medical purposes, and their family members;
  • Considerations associated with access to health care practitioners to obtain a medical authorization;
  • Considerations associated with access to licenced producers and with the products available; and
  • Possible effects of the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes on the use of medical cannabis by veterans.

Meetings

Webcast Televised Audio only In Camera Cancelled Modified Outside of Parliament Hill