Shoppers Drug Mart and Manulife are launching a medical marijuana program

Jul 31 2018, 10:45 pm

Manulife Financial and Shoppers Drug Mart just announced that they will be collaborating on a medical cannabis program launching in Canada this fall.

The partnership will offer customers who have been approved for medical cannabis coverage support from Shoppers Drug Mart specially trained pharmacists who will advise on strains and consumption.

Manulife customers will be able to choose a treatment program that “best suits their needs and that is covered under their Manulife Benefits plan,” according to a press release.

“Shoppers Drug Mart’s trusted healthcare professionals can provide patients with greater attention and support to navigate the complexities of medical cannabis therapies,” said Mark Rolnick, Vice President, Employer Health Solutions, Shoppers Drug Mart. “We are excited about this new partnership and its ability to help Manulife customers live their lives well.”

The Ontario-based patient care centre will offer ongoing support to Manulife customers “through education, regular check-ins, counselling, and phone and email support.”

More details will be made available when the program goes live.

Earlier this year, Shoppers Drug Mart entered into various supply agreements with Canadian licensed producers, including Aurora, Tilray, and Aphria.

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