Aphria set to be Shoppers Drug Mart's cannabis supplier with new agreement

December 28, 2017

"If approved, Aphria says it expects Shoppers Drug Mart will sell Aphria-branded cannabis products online

Leamington medicinal marijuana producer Aphria says it's entered an agreement to supply Shoppers Drug Mart with medical cannabis. (Nicolas Pham/Radio-Canada)


Marijuana producer Aphria Inc. announced it has entered a five-year agreement to supply pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart with medical cannabis.


The company said Monday that it will provide the pharmacy with four strains of dried marijuana flower in two different sizes and four cannabis oils. All 12 products will carry the Aphria brand name.


The deal comes after many months of discussions and is subject to Health Canada approving the application of the chain's parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd., to dispense medical marijuana. Loblaw applied for a licence in October 2016, but neither company can say if or when that application will be approved.


If granted, Aphria said it expects Shoppers Drug Mart will sell Aphria-branded cannabis products online. Current federal regulations allow licensed producers to distribute medical marijuana direct to consumers by mail."...



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