Canada’s Largest Pharmacy Applies for License to Distribute Medical Cannabis
Shoppers Drug Mart, the largest pharmacy in Canada with hundreds of locations across the country, confirmed Wednesday that it has filed an application with the Canadian government to become a licensed distributor of medical cannabis.
“We are hopeful that the Government of Canada will revise the current regulations to allow dispensing at pharmacy,” a spokesperson for the company said in a media statement. According to the company, allowing medical cannabis to be dispensed at pharmacies “would increase access, safety, quality and security for the thousands of Canadians who use the drug as part of their medication therapy.” Currently medical cannabis can only be received through the mail from licensed producers.
When asked whether or not they expect to approve the application, a Health Canada spokesperson simply said they’re examining the situation and will have an answer soon.