Major Drug Store, Grocery Chain To Cover Medical Cannabis For Employees

Canada's largest pharmacy chains have announced plans to cover medical marijuana under its employee benefit plan. This would make Loblaw Companies Limited and Shoppers Drug Mart the largest private sector companies to offer the perk. Find out more details in the video above.


As medical marijuana continues to gain ground across the US, more and more colleges are adding cannabis to their curriculum. In fact, more than half of America's pharmaceutical schools (62 percent) now teach students about medical marijuana according to a new survey conducted by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy. "With more states legalizing medical marijuana, student pharmacists must be prepared to effectively care for their patients who may use medical marijuana alone or in combination with prescription or over-the-counter medications," the study's authors wrote.