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Medical cannabis reimbursements for Canadian veterans soar past CA$100 million

Medical cannabis reimbursements by Veterans Affairs Canada reached an all-time high last year, offsetting an overall decline in spending among the general population.

In the 2020-21 fiscal year ended March 31, Veterans Affairs Canada reimbursed 15,369 clients a total of 119.3 million Canadian dollars ($100 million) for medical cannabis products, according to the latest figures from the department responsible for benefits and services for retired and serving Armed Forces members.

That’s an increase over the previous year, when 13,270 clients were reimbursed CA$85.1

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