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News Business Medical Regulations to provide Medical Cannabis by Shoppers patients a complete medical cannabis care platform

May 4, 2023  By Grow Opportunity Staff

(Globe Newswire) Toronto — Avicanna Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of plant-derived cannabinoid-based products, has entered into a master service agreement (MSA) with Northern Green Canada (NGC) a federally-licensed EU GMP-certified cannabis producer to operationalize medical cannabis care platform’s logistics and fulfilment infrastructure.

Through the MSA, NGC will provide the medical cannabis care platform with regulatory support and access to appropriate Health Canada licenses in addition to services related to inventory management and quality assurance. NGC will also contribute to the medical cannabis care platform’s formulary of products with its own EU GMP-certified proprietary genetics and finished products.

“We look forward to working with NGC to support patients in their journey and grow our medical cannabis care platform. NGC’s established infrastructure and quality assurance expertise gives us confidence that they are the right choice as we aim to build upon the foundation initially developed by the Medical Cannabis by Shoppers team and further establish confidence in medical cannabis solutions by providing education, expanding coverage, and striving towards increased consistency in services.” – Aras Azadian, CEO, Avicanna

“NGC has established a solid international footprint into the medicinal cannabis space, and we are thrilled to partner with Avicanna to expand our domestic business to reach more patients in Canada.” – Lisa McCormack, president and CEO, NGC


Shoppers Drug Mart (Shoppers) has partnered with Avicanna to transition its Medical Cannabis by Shoppers business and provide its patients access to a complete medical cannabis platform through With the support of NGC, Avicanna is establishing as a comprehensive resource to support the medical community and the tens of thousands of patients currently authorized to access the Medical Cannabis by Shoppers platform.

Since the initial announcement between Shoppers and Avicanna, the company has been coordinating with all stakeholders including the medical community, specialty clinics and leading Canadian licensed producers to ensure continuation of care for existing patients as they transition to

Additionally, Shoppers and Avicanna have collaborated to develop a seamless process related to the patient consent and transfer that will minimize effort required by patients and their healthcare providers.

To its knowledge, the company carries out its operations in compliance with all applicable laws in the jurisdictions in which it operates.

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