RESTRICTING VETERANS' MEDICAL CANNABIS WILL COST LIVES

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Post by Dannypaj on Mon 02 Jan 2017, 09:49

and I have been prescribed MMJ fro over two years.
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Post by Bruce72 on Mon 02 Jan 2017, 10:24

On my profile it says I'm good to go. But there is no go.

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Post by Slaket on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 08:16

Medical privacy breach..

Just off the phone with Blue Cross and VAC.
Playing the "I don't knows about or how to deal with this" card.
Told them to google it and inform themselves. Privacy commissioner office is not open. Hope a law firm takes this on. I'm there if anyone does.

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Post by Bruce72 on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 09:41

I just spoke to VAC as well.  The front-line worker was aware of the situation and didn't try to make excuses.  The person assured me that VAC was attempting to deal with the issue.  However, they didn't elaborate on what that would look like.   A note was put on my file expressing my chagrin over having my personal information breached.

In my opinion, someone should lose their job over this.  These types of incidents are completely avoidable. Whether it be classified information of military value or people's medical information there is no room for error in safeguarding it.  In today's digital age information can be used to harm people like never before.

There should be a speedy investigation and resolution into this matter with restitution and guarantees that in the future this type of mistake won't be made.

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Hundreds of veterans likely affected by federal cuts to medicinal pot allotment

Post by Guest on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 17:29

Hundreds of veterans likely affected by federal cuts to medicinal pot allotment

THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published January 3, 2017 - 5:20pm
Last Updated January 3, 2017 - 5:40pm



OTTAWA — Nearly three-quarters of veterans whose medical marijuana is paid for by the federal government get more than three grams per day, while one in three receives the maximum daily allotment of 10 grams.

The figures are contained in an internal Veterans Affairs Canada audit that raises broad questions about the use of pot by veterans, including claims it reduces the use of painkillers and other addictive drugs.

The report, published on the department's website, comes as the government prepares to tighten the rules around weed for veterans, including reducing the daily limit from 10 grams to three.

The government cites skyrocketing costs and a lack of scientific evidence about the drug's medical benefits in defending its decision to scale back the amount it will cover, which the audit suggests will affect hundreds of veterans.

But critics have questioned how the government decided on three grams per day, while raising concerns about the impact on veterans who require more than that to deal with physical or mental injuries.

The new rules are scheduled to take effect in May.

The Canadian Press

http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/1428955-hundreds-of-veterans-likely-affected-by-federal-cuts-to-medicinal-pot-allotment

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VAC takes Medavie Blue Cross to task over medical marijuana envelopes

Post by Guest on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 17:53



VAC takes Medavie Blue Cross to task over medical marijuana envelopes

'A material breach of privacy has occurred,' says Veterans Affairs Canada
By Anjuli Patil, CBC News Posted: Jan 07, 2017 12:25 PM AT Last Updated: Jan 07, 2017 1:00 PM AT

The letter signed by Veterans Affairs Canada arrived in a Medavie Blue Cross envelope.

Veterans Affairs Canada says it's notifying the Office of the Privacy Commissioner after veterans were recently sent a letter in an envelope that outed them as medical marijuana users.

The letter from Veterans Affairs arrived in a Medavie Blue Cross envelope with a window that made the bolded words "Re: Cannabis for Medical Purposes" visible on the envelope for anyone to see.

Veterans and their families expressed concern about the letters, saying it breached their privacy.

Veterans Affairs said it had reviewed the case of the letters from Medavie Blue Cross.

"The review has determined that a material breach of privacy has occurred," Sarah McMaster, a press secretary for the Veterans Affairs minister, said in an email to CBC.

McMaster said the department is taking "corrective action" with Medavie Blue Cross so that letters sent to veterans in the future "respect and protect their privacy."

There are about 3,000 veterans across Canada who use medical marijuana.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/vac-medavie-blue-cross-medical-marijuana-envelopes-update-1.3925959


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Post by Dannypaj on Sat 07 Jan 2017, 18:13

Now that VAC has taken responsibility what will occur next?
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