Canadian medical marijuana company Aphria announced on Monday it will supply Shoppers Drug Mart with medical cannabis to be sold online. The deal is subject to Health Canada's approval, and if they approve, Aphria-branded medical cannabis products will be available at your local Shoppers.
The Loblaw-owned drugstore chain is the largest in Canada with more than 1,200 stores, and they've been looking for a license to sell cannabis since last year. Earlier this month, the retail pharmacy was also on the hunt for a medical marijuana brand manager.
If approved, the deal will be one of the first of its kind ahead of the legalization of recreational cannabis by next summer.
Until the legal recreational market opens, only people with valid medical prescriptions for cannabis can buy marijuana, and it can only delivered by mail.
Start scoping out your closest Shoppers Drug Mart now. By next summer, it could be your new go-to spot for picking up.
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History was made at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in East York as it set Canada's record for most doses administered at one location in a single day.
The Thorncliffe Park Community Hub clinic administered 10,470 vaccine doses on Sunday, May 16, Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) announced on Twitter. Michael Garron Hospital shared photos of the clinic on Monday, which even has a live DJ to keep the energy high.
CBC Toronto shared a video capturing the cheers and celebrations that ensued when the clinic reached its 10,000-dose milestone — according to TEHN, the Thorncliffe Park clinic is made up of 108 volunteers, 74 pharmacy staff, 65 vaccinators, 55 registration clerks, and dozens of other team members.
Prime Minister Trudeau tweeted his congratulations to the clinic, saying, "This is exactly the kind of determination and teamwork it's going to take to beat this virus. A big thank you to everyone who helped make it happen."
In a totally Canadian turn of events, Tim Hortons has sparked another round of the Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman feud.
Someone on Twitter shared their "Iced Capp 2.0" (a combination of the classic Tims drink with Reynolds' gin) and it led the alcoholic beverage company to make a not-so-subtle dig at Laughing Man Coffee, Jackman's coffee company.
We'll allow it...Sorry @laughingmanco we heart some @TimHortons https://t.co/rGs07WxGHd
— Aviation American Gin (@Aviation American Gin)1621030217.0