Manitoba Ordered To Pay Sexual Assault Victim Back For Medical Cannabis Used To Treat PTSD

By Rachel Bergen, CBC News on March 13, 2023

Appeal judges say ‘merry-go-round’ process for woman’s compensation has gone on long enough.

Manitoba’s Court of Appeal has ordered the provincial government to reimburse a woman who was a victim of sexual assault for her prescription cannabis expenses, saying the government’s victims of crime program made an unreasonable decision to deny her coverage.

The victim services department will have to pay back the woman for cannabis she bought through a regulated dispensary, after she was given a prescription for it to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression in May 2015, according to a decision delivered by three appeal court judges last Monday.

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