Starseed Medicinal Inc. has reached an agreement to be the medical cannabis supplier for Shoppers Drug Mart Corp.

The agreement is subject to Health Canada’s approval of Shoppers Drug Mart’s application to be a licensed producer. The products are expected to be sold online due to current regulations restricting the sale of medical marijuana in retail pharmacies.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Canada’s leading pharmacy network,” said Angelo Tsebelis, president of Starseed, in a news release. “Shoppers Drug Mart has taken a leadership role to validate cannabinoid therapy. We are excited to be working together as Starseed continues to expand its reach in the paid benefits space.”

Read: Medical cannabis touted as displacement for ‘patently more dangerous’ drugs

In July, Shoppers Drug Mart partnered with Manulife Financial Corp. as part of the insurer’s medical marijuana program set to launch this fall.

Under the program, specially trained pharmacists will be available to assist Manulife plan members who are approved for medical cannabis coverage, providing advice on different strains of cannabis and administration methods, as well as ongoing case management support via check-ins, counselling, education and phone and email support.

Read: Manulife, Shoppers Drug Mart launch medical marijuana partnership

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