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Shoppers Drug Mart granted licence to sell medical marijuana online

The logo for Shoppers Drug Mart is shown in downtown Toronto, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Shoppers Drug Mart has been granted a licence to sell medical marijuana online.
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December 08, 2018 - 9:30 AM

TORONTO - Shoppers Drug Mart has been granted a licence to sell medical marijuana online.

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.

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.

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