Hey guys, So I recently found out that ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program for any unfamiliar with the abbreviation) has special funding for medical cannabis users to purchase vaporizers to consume their medicine. You don't even have to prove you have legal medical cannabis authorization either. You just need a special form filled out by your doctor where they just write cannabis vaporizer under other and sign and date it. They also get paid to fill that form out so there is no fee from your doctor as the form itself has a medical billing code. Also you need an accompanying note that just says "my patient can only consume cannabis with a vaporizer" and you should be good to go. They don't want to pay for it if you can consume say the oils instead. To my doctor and me, oils are just not consistently accessible enough at the moment and for chronic pain management where edible cannabis is highly recommended, you still will need to vaporize here and there for your breakthrough pain so a vaporizer is still a medical necessity in my eyes. I could not find out specifically which models they cover, but we came to an agreed upon assumption that the funding will likely only be applicable to Health Canada approved medical devices which the only two that exist are the Vapormed Volcano Medic and the Vapormed Mighty Medic which are both Storm & Bickel products made in Germany. However, they seemed to have separated their medically approved devices from the rest of their products by using a different name, Vapormed. Anyway, I am waiting for approval for my own and will update you guys on how that works. I am going for the Mighty Medic as I need an effective portable option. I might ask though if they will pay for a home use device like the Volcano Medic (which I have already bought and sold almost 2 years ago as I was never quite properly medicated with it using low amounts and so I just sold it). However, if my tax dollars are paying for it, I'll try to get both covered. Edit: I just posted this quick before getting ready to head out. I got a call from them while in the shower and I have a feeling it is about my request for funding for the vaporizer. My biggest point to make out of all this is how come the government run disability program, which already covers the cost of medications (both generic and even brand name when no generic is available yet due to patent reasons) as well as minor coverage for dental care including cleanings and etc to help maintain your oral health, won't pay for my doctor prescribed and federally legal medical cannabis? The only government run facility that pays for cannabis is VAC, better known as Veterans Affairs Canada. However, I don't want to compare my disability to that of a military veteran as I don't feel it would be fair as I never sacrificed my life and now mental health in defence of our country and I sort of feel they deserve a little bit more inclusive disability benefits than the average citizen. Even though they just recently announced a reduction in coverage to 3 grams/day at a max cost of $8.50/gram without further approval. That doesn't mean they won't approve the 10g/day you were using before, but t has to be approved and likely properly justified. What I am hoping though is the fact the government run disability program is paying for medical cannabis consumption equipment that they are possibly getting closer to actually paying for the consumable itself, the cannabis. This would be of such a significant help to me. Lastly, consider asking your private insurance about vaporizer coverage even if they are not paying for medical cannabis. Which is similarly the case for me. EDIT 2: So I got in touch with them and it was about needing proof that I have the federal authorization to use medical cannabis and they said they would take my LP card. Also bad news about the coverage, it is just limited to $300 maximum right now. I said well the only ones actually approved for cannabinoid consumption by Health Canada are the Medic line so anything else is technically unproven in their ability to medicate me effectively. However, she said the program is new and possibly might change in the future to include those devices. Anyway, that's the deal with getting a vaporizer through ODSP.