Linda Dohmeier and John Dewar lead the Canadian Cannabis Insurance Program at Maxxam Insurance Services (Nanaimo) Ltd. Linda approached John in early 2019 to return to insurance after a few years off while she attended University. She wanted to put together a cannabis program, like the one she was involved with previously, the MMIP (Medical Marijuana Insurance Program).

John was very open to this idea as Maxxam didn’t have anything like this at the time. Linda had worked as a licensed broker and executive assistant with former insurance broker, Scott Wilkins, who was the first person to write cannabis policies in Canada under the MMIP back in 2009. Linda was instrumental in running the program for many years. She attended trade shows, talked to patients and growers and got to meet the cannabis business community. Working with Scott at that time also gave her valuable experience and insight into the core issues that were facing medical growers. Scott was a key expert witness in the now Cannabis famous Allard Case.

His expert testimony in regards to the ability for growers to obtain insurance was one of many deciding factors that gave the win to the growers. Scott is also Linda’s husband and was with him through it all. She was trained from the best. She has become a strong advocate in this space, not just to find insurance solutions but to also help in areas of legalization, legislation and access. She has on many occasions said, “it is not about writing every policy, it is about helping get the correct information out there, it’s about access to help understand insurance and I am always available for that whether they insure with me or not”.

Now, Linda along with John, specialize in providing Cannabis specific insurance – besides being Cannabis savvy, she also believes in putting her clients first. She accomplishes this by maintaining a high level of professionalism and customer service. This is what makes her clients eager to work and refer her. Linda also brings a high level of risk management experience to her clients and works diligently with them to find a plan that meets all their concerns and needs. With her help Cannabis clients can navigate tricky policies and wordings, providing them with real peace of mind.

She believes all policyholders should be aware of how their policy will actually respond in the event of a claim. It has been her goal to help clients understand what insurance policies make sense for them, and provide them with proper coverages, nothing more, nothing less.

Contact Linda directly at (250) 732-1850 or

Maxxam Insurance Services (Nanaimo) Ltd.
#6-1611 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G5
Office: 250-591-7834
Fax: 250-591-784