At one time “cannabis use” and “tobacco use” were the same thing and both were bad. One of my favorite things here in the days of re-legalization is seeing change in the public perception of cannabis. Two Canadian insurance companies are presenting a more nuanced understanding of the issue. Here’s more:
Sun Life and BMO Insurance have reversed their long-standing policies on treating cannabis smokers the same as “tobacco smokers,” instead they will allow some marijuana users to be treated as non-smokers for life insurance policies.
Sun Life’s policy applies to cannabis consumers who do not use tobacco; BMO’s policy applies to non-tobacco smokers who consume up to two “marijuana cigarettes” per week, according to the National Post report.
“In our industry, we keep up to date with medical studies and companies update their underwriting guidelines accordingly,” Sun Life said in a statement announcing the change. “As a result, people who use marijuana are now assessed … at non-smoker rates, unless they also use tobacco.”
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As the fabric of society adjusts to the truth about cannabis more and more change will occur. Eventually the change will become a movement that can’t be stopped. What did you do, today, to help in that effort?
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