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Under current federal regulations, the only legal distribution method for medical marijuana is by mail order from licensed producers direct to customers.

Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies.

A job posting on the website of Canada’s largest pharmacy says the senior brand manager role will entail leading its strategy and marketing activities to doctors and health-care providers in the cannabis space.

“The development and integration of the medical brand plan will involve the consideration of the current cannabis market; legislation, regulations and access challenges,” the posting reads.

Shoppers adds that the successful candidate will also ensure that its medical-pot marketing material is compliant with Health Canada regulations.

This comes after Shoppers’ parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd., applied for a Health Canada licence to dispense medical marijuana in October 2016.

Under current federal regulations, the only legal distribution method for medical marijuana is by mail order from licensed producers direct to consumers.

That means even if the application gets the green light, it won’t be permitted to sell medical marijuana through its stores unless Ottawa revises the rules.

Loblaw and Shoppers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The step also comes as the federal government moves toward a July 2018 deadline to make recreational marijuana legal.

Loblaws’ CEO and chairperson Galen Weston said last May that he is open to being involved with recreational marijuana. The company is watching for details about the proposed legalization of the drug, but its focus remains on dispensing medical cannabis. But in 2016, Weston said the company was only interested in medical cannabis.

Meanwhile, other companies are also trying to get a jump on the potential distribution of marijuana through pharmacies.

Licensed producer Maricann Group Inc. announced Monday that it entered into a letter of intent with Lovell Drugs Limited, which has a dozen pharmacies across Ontario, to be its primary and exclusive provider of medical cannabis for its patients.

“We believe that pharmacies are the best distribution points for medicinal cannabis, as is the case for all other prescriptions,” said Ben Ward, CEO of Maricann, in a statement.

And in March, licensed producers CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. signed a letter of intent with member-owned co-operative PharmaChoice. Under the agreement, which the companies said was the first exclusive pharmacy distribution agreement for medical cannabis, CanniMed would train PharmaChoice pharmacists and pharmacy technicians across Canada and become its exclusive distributor of medical cannabis.

However, the companies said the deal is on hold until the first legislation change that allows pharmacies to distribute medical cannabis and will be completed within 60 days of that change.

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Connect with our President Tom Measor at the PLMA Trade Show November 12 – 14th  in Chicago , IL

Learn more about the show here

Shop ’till you drop at over 450 exhibits and find the best selection of the newest products and services to hit the market for women!! Find products and services you can’t find anywhere else!!

Show Dates & Times
Friday, November 10, 2017          11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017       10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017         10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd.
M5V 2W6

Pinnacle Pharmaceutics is participating in the Home Hardware Fall Dealer Market.

Make sure to visit our booth!

September 24-27 2017

Location:

Henry Sittler Building
34 Henry Street St. Jacob’s Ontario

Pharmasave Expo 2017 Don't Miss out our Deals!

Visit the Pinnacle Booth #405  at this years Drug Trading Showcase.

Tuesday October 24th, 2017 
9:30am – 4:oopm

Location:

Embassy Grand Convention Centre
8800 The Gore Rd
Brampton, ON L6P 0B1

 

 

 

Drug Trading Showcase 2017 Don't Miss Us! For Deals, Samples and More!

Don’t forget to visit the Pinnacle Booth # 427 at the Drug Trading Showcase next weekend.

Show Dates
Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22, 2017

Show Hours
Friday, April 21, 2017       11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017     9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Road Toronto

Website: www.torontocongresscentre.com

Pinnacle Pharmaceutics Ltd. Booth # 26

Walmart is proud to collaborate with their vendor partners to launch the 17th Annual Professional Services Conference in Toronto.

Hosting more than 500 participants from across Canada, this event delivers an exceptional program based on accredited educational content.

They provide a venue for updating knowledge, networking with colleagues and enhancing skills for pharmacists and opticians at Walmart.

Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Conference Hours:
12:00pm-3:00pm (Vendor Fair)

Location:
Sheraton Centre Hotel, Room Sheraton A – F
123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

 

2017 Drug Trading Showcase Deals & Much More!

This years’ showcase is fast approaching!

Make sure you visit the Pinnacle Booth # 427

From training seminars to continuing education sessions, networking opportunities and great vendor deals, this is a perfect opportunity to leverage the scale of the McKesson family of retail banners, with over 2,000 stores across Canada.

Show Dates
Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22, 2017

Show Hours
Friday, April 21, 2017       11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017     9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Road Toronto

Website: www.torontocongresscentre.com

 

National Women’s Show Pop by the Pinnacle Booth!!

Shop ’till you drop at over 450 exhibits and find the best selection of the newest products and services to hit the market for women!! Find products and services you can’t find anywhere else!!

Show Dates & Times
Friday, November 4, 2016           11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016       10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016         10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd.
M5V 2W6

 

2016 Home Hardware Dealer Market Deals & much more!!

Pinnacle Pharmaceutics is participating in the Home Hardware Fall Dealer Market.

Make sure to visit our booth!

Sunday September 18 – Tuesday September 20 , 2016

Show Hours

Sunday, September 18  9am – 5pm
Monday, September 19 9am – 5pm
Tuesday, September 20 9am – 5pm

Location:

Henry Sittler Building
34 Henry Street St. Jacob’s Ontario