Spectrum Cannabis joins Cannabis Standard - The Evidence-based Medical Cannabis Formulary for Consumers, Employers and Physicians

Published: November 20, 2018

Spectrum Cannabis joins Cannabis Standard - The Evidence-based Medical Cannabis Formulary for Consumers, Employers and Physicians

Reformulary Group, a Canadian healthcare, science and technology company, today announced it has signed Spectrum Cannabis, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation as a medical cannabis partner for its Cannabis Standard™ formulary.

The addition of Spectrum Cannabis – a company dedicated to simplifying medical cannabis for patients and healthcare practitioners – will provide Canadians and employers that subscribe to Cannabis Standard with a number of Spectrum Cannabis products (such as whole flower cannabis, oils and Softgels) and preferred pricing options.

Cannabis Standard features a technology platform to capture real-world patient outcomes, to mobilize patients in helping to create ‘patient-powered research’ that demonstrates the clinical benefits of medical cannabis for various conditions. Patients will self-report into an intuitive platform that uses a survey tool to document improvements in their health using relevant metrics. There is also a peer-to-peer support system, which together with patients generating their own real-world evidence is expected to have a significant social impact.

“Spectrum Cannabis is a trailblazer in medical cannabis and a significant addition to Cannabis Standard,” said Helen Stevenson, Reformulary Group founder and CEO. “The company is a leading producer of high-quality medical cannabis products and bolsters our network of LP partnerships and cannabis products.”

Cannabis Standard provides guidelines to help determine if cannabis is the right treatment, based on a thorough review of the best available clinical evidence as well as expert advice. These guidelines include specific strains based on evidence, medical conditions, and symptoms. The guidelines were developed by Reformulary Group’s medical cannabis expert committee, which includes several renowned clinicians.

“Today’s announcement is an important step towards broader insurance coverage of our Spectrum Cannabis products, making it easier for Canadians to access the medicine that they need,” commented Mark Zekulin, President & Co-CEO, Canopy Growth. “By partnering with Reformulary Group through their innovative Cannabis Standard program, we’re helping Canadians and their employers navigate the complexities of medical cannabis while also contributing to an important data-collecting tool that can demonstrate the utility of cannabis treating various medical conditions.”