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Medical pot user files claim for theft

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REGINA -- Saskatchewan Government Insurance has received a claim for a
supply of marijuana stolen from a home. The claim may be the first of its
kind since new federal rules governing the use of medical marijuana came
into effect last summer.

"If you have home insurance and it's a medical supply, there would be
coverage," said SGI'S Earl Cameron. "It's no different than prescription

There are about 600 approved medical marijuana users across the country who
buy the plant or seeds from Health Canada. Ottawa started selling federally
approved pot last July to those people at a much lower price than is
available on the street.

Pubdate: Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Source: London Free Press (CN ON)
Contact: letters@lfpress.com
Website: The London Free Press
Author: Canadian Press