The company says the deal is subject to Health Canada approving Shoppers Drug Mart’s application to sell medical marijuana.
The pharmacy chain’s parent company Loblaw Companies Ltd. applied for a licence to dispense medical marijuana in Oct. 2016.
If approved, Aphria says it expects Shoppers Drug Mart will sell Aphria-branded cannabis products online.
Current federal regulations allow licensed producers to distribute medical marijuana direct to consumers by mail.
Loblaw has previously said it believes pharmacists and pharmacies should play a role in medical marijuana distribution, and posted a job ad for a medical marijuana brand manager as Shoppers Drug Mart last month.
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