Funding medical marijuana

As stigma fades, more employers are looking to add cannabis to employee plans
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/26/2018
Medical Cannabis
Marijuana products are sold at an event in Vancouver in 2017. Credit: Eric Buermeyer (Shutterstock)

Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001, and is currently used by more than 230,000 Canadians, according to Health Canada.

But recently, more employers have started offering the drug as an employee benefit.

The impending legalization of recreational marijuana has reduced the stigma surrounding the once-illicit drug, said Christine Than, senior consultant pharmacist and drug solution specialist at Aon in Montreal.