Health Canada’s list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy can sell dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds and oil. A website has been set up by the company, which says that patients “with a valid medical document will soon be able to purchase a wide selection of medical cannabis products” from Shoppers.
A spokeswoman for Shoppers’ parent company Loblaw Companies Ltd. said it’s too soon to say when people will be able to start making orders.
She said the company is still working through a “technical issue” with Health Canada.The company was granted a medical marijuana producer licence in September, after initially applying in October 2016. Shoppers has said that it has no interest in producing medical cannabis, but the licence is required in order to sell the product to patients.
Under the current Health Canada regulations for medical pot, the only legal distribution method is by mail order from licensed producers direct to patients.
Through a secure website, patients with a valid medical document will soon be able to purchase a wide selection of medical cannabis products that meet strict quality and safety standards, and rest assured that their order will be delivered discreetly, right to their doorstep. The only way for patients to access medical cannabis in Canada is via mail delivery, after purchasing online or over the phone.