After extensive consultation with stakeholders and the medical community, WorkSafeNB approved Policy 25-015 - Medical Aid – Cannabis (Marijuana) for Medical Purposes on April 4, 2018. In doing so, WorkSafeNB became the first workers' compensation board in Canada to approve a specialized framework for medical cannabis.
Information for health care professionals
WorkSafeNB generally doesn’t approve medical cannabis as medical aid. However, it may be approved to treat a compensable injury or disease in the following situations:
Medicinal cannabis may also be considered for harm reduction when the injured worker’s dosage of opioids is over the maximum daily limit recommended in WorkSafeNB’s Policy 25-012 Medical Aid – Opioids.