Article by Solomon Israel, The Leaf News
An Alberta woman says she was left in the lurch after signing up for a research study that didn’t deliver on promised financial assistance towards buying medical cannabis.
Jaeme Redgwell started using opiates to treat the pain from a 2014 accident, then began using cannabis as an alternative in 2016. But Redgewell’s long-term disability coverage didn’t cover the cost of the medical cannabis that helped her pain.
She spends up to $300 per month for her medication, but even that isn’t enough to purchase her full prescription.
“I was looking for a way to help lessen the burden of the cost of medical cannabis to my family,” said Redgwell.
After searching online, Redgwell came across Medical Marijuana Consulting (MMC) based in St. Thomas, Ont.
MMC was using Facebook to recruit subjects for research studies, including one for chronic-pain patients who used cannabis. The study involved cannabis-free topical pain-relief creams, and promised to compensate participants with $100 per month towards medical cannabis.