‘I look at all the medications I’ve taken over the years, and they don’t help like medical marijuana’.
An Ottawa woman living with multiple sclerosis says the province’s refusal to cover the cost of medical marijuana is driving her to risk addiction to opiate painkillers.
Bobbi Assoun, 47, has a doctor’s prescription and is federally licensed to use marijuana for MS-related pain. As a recipient of benefits through the Ontario Disability Support Program, her drug costs would normally be covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit program, but that program doesn’t include medical cannabis.
“There’s only one thing that it will mean, which is that I’ll be going back and using my Dilaudid,” said Assoun, referring to the opioid also known as hydromorphone.
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