Veteran Raises Money to Protest Changes to Medical Marijuana Coverage

Article by Jordan Gill, CBC News

Canadian veteran Noah Starr, who served in Afghanistan, is raising money to send as many veterans as possible to Ottawa to protest against changes to medical marijuana coverage

A Fredericton veteran is raising money to send veterans to Ottawa to protest against coming changes in coverage for their medical marijuana prescriptions.

Veteran Noah Starr, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Afghanistan, said the changes to medical marijuana coverage have taken a toll even before they go into effect.

“I already have anxiety about it,” said Starr. “I won’t lie.

“I know how effective it is for not only myself but for other retired Canadian Forces members.”

Starr has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money so veterans with marijuana prescriptions for their PTSD can attend a protest scheduled for April 10.

The campaign had raised $885 by Monday afternoon. Starr has also started using the hashtag #itsourmedicine to raise awareness of the issue.

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