This Canadian institution just added medical pot to their benefits plans — Peter Straszynski in HRD Canada

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The word of the year has definitely been cannabis. The recent legalization of recreational marijuana has gone some way in de-stigmatizing the drug – and has had an unprecedented impact on employee benefits plans.

Aurora Cannabis, the Canadian medical marijuana producer and distributor, will offer a new employee benefits plan that will include coverage for medical cannabis authorized by a physician or nurse practitioner.

The new package, administered by Sun Life Financial, allows staff and any familial dependents to have access to medical cannabis.

This article was originally published in the HRD Canada. To read the full article, please click here.

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