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GroupHealth and Zenabis strike cannabis partnership

By The IJ Staff | September 25 2018 01:30PM

GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions has entered into an exclusive partnership with Delta, B.C.-based Zenabis Ltd., a licensed medical cannabis producer with one of the largest indoor cultivation footprints in Canada.

Under the terms of the agreement, GroupHEALTH and Zenabis will offer Canadian employers the opportunity to provide comprehensive medical cannabis coverage in their employee benefit plans. GroupHEALTH’s new No Maximum Medical Cannabis Program gives plan members access to medically appropriate amounts of cannabis without worrying about paying out-of-pocket for their treatment.

GroupHEALTH’s advisor partners will work with each employer to determine whether the program is the right solution for their business and their employees.

“Canadian employers are increasingly seeking a safe and sustainable way to integrate medical cannabis into benefit plans,” said Matt Houghton, GroupHEALTH CEO. “GroupHEALTH's No Maximum Medical Cannabis Program is an innovative approach that provides employees with superior coverage, while ensuring that employers’ costs are contained, both of which are GroupHEALTH hallmarks.”

Zenabis has recreational supply agreements with the provinces of British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The company cultivates cannabis indoors and can grow medicinal products that require standardization, as well as high-quality recreational varieties that will be distributed across Canada.

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