Sunday, February 20, 2011

Insurance Company Forced to Pay Man for Marijuana

Whenever insurance companies are forced to court-ordered to pay out their policies, it is a victory for the consumer. However, one case specifically caught my eye the other day because of the judge's unique decision. Quebec’s auto insurance protection agency has been ordered to pay $5,000 to a man so that he can grow and smoke marijuana in his home, for medicinal reasons of course.

The man had initially requested insurance coverage for medicinal marijuana for his back spasms, claiming that traditional medicine didn't work, but he was obviously denied. He apparently used to smoke weed illegally, and was arrested and charged on numerous occasions for doing so.

The man (whose name wasn't included on the news report) appealed his case to tribunal officials in Quebec, and it was decided by two judges that the proper steps must be taken for rehabilitation for the car crash victim. This means that $5,000 must be paid for a hydroponic greenhouse in the man’s home, as well as covering water, electricity, plants and soil expenses.

I came up with this complicated algorithm for how this man achieved this court victory:


Now, of course the man had to prove with doctor testimony that prescribed pharmaceutical drugs didn't work to relieve his pain, but hopefully this sets some type of precedent for people who can benefit from cannabis... such as Das Auto!'s Senior News Correspondent, Yuri Bonergarden:

24 comments:

  1. Gets to grow his own weed for pain, you gotta like that:D

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  2. Consumers-1 Insurance companies-Millions

    but seriously, this is an amazing precedent! Weed laws in Canada seem to getting more and more lax each day. If you haven't yet I would recommend the Vap Central or Hot Box Cafe in Youngsterdam, Toronto.

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  3. Here in my state, you can get a medical marijuana license just for any kind of pain. The most common excuse is migraines. Therefore, you'd be amazed how many people suddenly have migraines. Speaking of which, my head is really starting to hurt... you think Yuri might wanna pass that thing my way?

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  4. tribunal officials? Come on, you know they're biased. Do they handle the case in a tent over a big juicy blunt?

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  5. In uni this guy on my course got busted for growing weed in his neighbours loft... he lived in a terrace with his house connected to those in his street. Not wanting to get caught growing it on his property he demolished hit way into next doors attic and set up his weed growing business lol

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  6. with courts like that i should really move to canada...one day.

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  7. that is one of the greatest accomplishments in history

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  8. i must become friends with that guy!

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  9. Fuck yeah, good for that guy!

    Drug laws are ridiculous throughout most of the world.

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  10. this may be one of the most epic victories over the system ever!

    randomramblingggg.blogspot.com

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  11. Lol that guy must be happy as hell!

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  12. Man, that's hilarious! Seriously, insurance companies are now drug financiers. haha

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  13. Ahhh... the SnoopDoggarean Theorem...been a while since I saw that one ;)

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