Life insurance companies in Canada are becoming more accepting of cannabis, and many firms have stopped categorizing pot users as smokers.

Joan Weir, the director of health and disability policy for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, told the CBC that many companies are no longer penalizing light users and “have moved to a model whereby as long as it was two or less per week then you would not be a smoker.”

Insurance broker Lorne Marr said that the changes were made in anticipation of the legalization of cannabis in Canada. “They saw the writing on the wall in terms of legislation,” Marr said, “but the changes came about a little bit before.”

Another broker, Jeff Simmons, said that insurance companies need to keep adding new customers and must change with the times to do so. “These companies are in the business of acquiring clients,” Simmons said. “You’re trying to acquire young people who are to be in this thing for the long haul.”

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