Aphria Looks to Be Medical Marijuana Supplier for Shoppers Drug Mart

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CBJ — With the federal government set to make the selling of marijuana legal, companies are clamoring for big contracts with retail distributors. Marijuana producer Aphria Inc. has notably landed a major deal with the announcement it will supply Shoppers Drug Mart with medical cannabis for five years. All 12 products on the shelves will carry the Aphria brand name.

Finalization of agreement follows months of intense negotiations and is still subject to Health Canada approving the application of the chain’s parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd., to dispense medical marijuana.

Current federal regulations allow licensed producers to distribute medical marijuana direct to consumers by mail.