A recent decision out of Nova Scotia has ordered an employee insurance plan to cover medical marijuana expenses.
Gordon “Wayne” Skinner was an elevator mechanic who developed both physical and mental disabilities as a result of an on-the-job motor vehicle accident in August, 2010. The accident left Wayne unable to work and qualified him for permanent impairment and extended earnings replacement benefits.
For the two years following the accident Wayne attempted to treat his disabilities exclusively through narcotic and non-narcotic pain medication and anti-depressants without success.
In 2012, Wayne obtained a prescription and license to consume medical cannabis. Wayne found . . . [more]