Shoppers Drug Mart Launches Medical Cannabis Sales Online

Shoppers Drug Mart
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Shoppers Drug Mart’s e-commerce platform for medical cannabis launched Tuesday, a month after Health Canada licensed the company to sell the product online.

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Online, the company bills itself as the “first Canadian retail pharmacy chain to offer a variety of cannabis products to medical cannabis patients,” but while product information is available nationally, Shoppers Drug Mart can initially only sell medical cannabis to patients in Ontario.

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Patients will be required to submit a medical document completed by a healthcare professional to register. Medical documents can be dropped off at Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacies in Ontario, provided by mail, or directly by a healthcare practitioner via secure fax.

Specialized advisers from the “Shoppers Cannabis Care team” will then contact patients, review their medical history, and provide support with online registration and product selection.

Shoppers Drug Mart says it has signed supply agreements with 10 licensed producers of dried cannabis and cannabis oil. Among the brands currently carried, Canadians will find products from Aphria, Aurora, Broken Coast, CanniMed, Emblem, MedReleaf, Starseed, Tilray, and WeedMD.

In addition to cannabis, the online sales portal will also carry products and medical accessories such as vaporizers and oil infusers.

Prices for dried flower start at $7.20 per gram and eligible patients can take advantage of the pharmacy chain’s “compassionate pricing promise” to receive a 20% discount.