Shoppers Drug Mart Launches E-Commerce Platform To Sell Medical Marijuana Online

Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest chain of pharmacies, has launched an e-commerce platform to sell medical marijuana online.

The Tuesday launch of Shoppers Drug Mart’s marijuana venture came a month after Health Canada licenced the company to sell the drug online. Product information is available nationally, but Shoppers Drug Mart can initially only sell medical marijuana to patients in Ontario.

Patients will be required to take a medical document similar to a doctor’s prescription to an Ontario pharmacy to begin the process of ordering the drug online from Shoppers. Specialized advisers 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 marijuana and cannabis oil and is also selling medical accessories that support the use of medical marijuana. Shoppers drug Mart has 1,300 retail stores across Canada and is known as Pharmaprix in Quebec.