Aphria Lands Deal With Shoppers

Leamington medical-marijuana producer Aphria is landing a big agreement with Shoppers Drug Mart.

The local company is now a medical cannabis supplier for the national pharmacy and retail chain.

Aphria-branded products won't be showing up on local store shelves, but will be available online through the pharmacy's website.

“We have an impeccable record cultivating and producing high-quality, medical-grade cannabis,” says Vic Neufeld, CEO of Aphria in a statement released by the company. “These traits make us a strong partner for an organization looking to serve and support Canadian patients.”

Shoppers Drug Mart is applying to be a licensed producer itself, but hasn't yet been given Health Canada approval.