DVA Funding of Medicinal Cannabis

The Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) will now accept applications for funding of medicinal cannabis.

The Department of Veteran Affairs is responsible for supporting those who serve or have served in the defence force. With regards to medicinal cannabis, DVA patients can apply for and may be approved for a subsidy for consultation costs and product.

DVA considers funding medicinal cannabis on a case-by-case basis in accordance with DVA’s medicinal cannabis policy framework, based on the treating doctor's submission to DVA on a veteran’s behalf.