B.C. cannabis producer signs supply deal with Shoppers Drug Mart

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Tilray Canada Inc. has signed on to supply Shoppers Drug Mart with medical marijuana

Medical marijuana users should prepare to point and click if they want to buy B.C. cannabis products from Shoppers Drug Mart.

Vancouver Island’s Tilray Canada Inc. has signed on to supply Shoppers Drug Mart with medical marijuana, the licensed cannabis producer announced Friday (January 19).

Tilray said it expects Shoppers Drug Mart to sell its products online due to Canadian regulation that bar medical marijuana sales in retail pharmacies.

“Tilray’s products are currently sold in pharmacies in seven countries around the world. Today’s announcement is another strategic milestone as we aim to build the world’s leading medical cannabis brand by increasing availability of a diverse range of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products for patients in need,” Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy said in a statement.

The deal is still subject to Health Canada approving Shoppers Drug Mart’s application to sell medical marijuana.

In October the retailer submitted its application to become a distributor of medical marijuana, delivering these products through mail.

Last month Shoppers also signed a deal with Ontario-based Aphria Inc. (TSX: APH) to supply it with medical marijuana.

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