MPX International Corporation announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Spartan Wellness Corporation, has entered into a services agreement, dated July 1, 2020 (the “Services Agreement”) with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., a subsidiary of Shoppers Drug Mart.
Spartan was initially established by a group of concerned Veterans to support other Veterans and First Responders focussed on the use of medical cannabis as a harm reduction medicine in lieu of other conventional treatments such as opioids. It became clear very quickly that Spartan’s services, delivered through its premier virtual medical clinic, found at www.spartanwellness.ca, are transferable across many patient groups. Spartan has since expanded its services to support all Canadians that are dealing with pain management, anxiety, depression, PTSD and other chronic conditions.
“Spartan maintains direct contact with patients who look to cannabis and cannabinoid-based medicines for the treatment of certain medical conditions. We strongly believe in allowing our patients to choose the Licensed Provider from which they wish to source their medical cannabis and Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™ is rapidly becoming an industry leader in our field,” noted Riad Byne, Co-Founder and CEO, of Spartan. “We have been developing and refining our virtual medical clinical services for over 3 years with these efficiencies becoming particularly critical during the present COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we are confident that Spartan’s services are world class and we are delighted to join forces with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™ so as to better meet the needs of our patient base.”
The Services Agreement calls for Spartan to utilize its network of volunteers and professionals to perform clinical services for Shopper Drug Mart patients which will include prescribing cannabinoid combination and strength, delivery methods and general education about cannabis use as well as conducting follow-up medical appointments to monitor efficacy and patient well-being.
“MPX International is pleased to be able to initiate its relationship with Shoppers Drug Mart as we continue to build our medical cannabis business in Canada. The resources which we have developed through Spartan give us a unique capability to work with Shoppers to the benefit of both companies and, more notably, the patients served by Spartan and Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™,” noted W. Scott Boyes, Chairman, President and CEO of MPXI. “The medical cannabis industry continues to quickly evolve in Canada and we feel it is important to surround ourselves with industry leaders.”
First launched in Ontario in January 2019, Medical Cannabis by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. is a subsidiary of Shoppers Drug Mart. It provides patient access to numerous medical cannabis products from over 20 licensed cannabis brands. A medical document (similar to a prescription) can be obtained from a Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™ healthcare partner via video call, then medication can be ordered online or via phone, and is shipped directly and discreetly to their doorstep. The Shoppers Cannabis Care team – a dedicated call center staffed by cannabis-trained advisors and pharmacists – provides counselling and support for patients.
Patients and customers can visit Shoppersdrugmart.ca/cannabis for more information.