Shopper Drug Mart in conjunction with TruTrace and now WeedMD will work together in order to develop a medical cannabis verification pilot project.
Since 2018 weedmd has been using TrueTraces technology, they used the StrainSecure platform to register the genetics of the plants. Also, WeedMD has been working as a medical cannabis supplier for Shoppers since February 2019.
This new Pilot Project consist in a platform focused on the testing and verifying the origin, authenticity and quality assurance of cannabis products.
“We registered 40 of our proprietary cannabis strains with TruTrace last October, recognizing the importance of strain validation as cannabis products advance through the medical and pharmaceutical channels,” said Keith Merker, CEO of WeedMD. “We’re proud to be the first LP to be included in Shoppers and TruTrace’s recently announced pilot project. Patients and their medical practitioners expect traceability and origin assurance of their cannabis strains as it goes a long way to building continued trust and accountability in our industry.”
About TruTrace’s StrainSecure Registration Program
Weedmd is the first licensed producer in the world using a cannabis authenticity and tracking platform. This allow them to keep a wide amount of information, from the molecular compounds of the plants to its chemical compounds, amounts of cbd, etc. The program will provide a specific barcode to each batch, revealing how it was cloned and cultivated.
About WeedMD Inc.
They own and operate two facilities: a 158-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse and outdoor facility located in Strathroy, Ontario and a 26,000 sq. ft. extraction and processing facility in Aylmer, Ontario. The Company currently has 136,000 square feet of licensed indoor and greenhouse production space and is expected to have a total footprint of more than 550,000 square feet of indoor and greenhouse production online in 2019. Additionally, 27 acres or 1,176,000 sq. ft. of outdoor cultivation is licensed and fully operational with first harvest expected in October 2019. WeedMD has a multi-channeled distribution strategy that includes selling directly to medical patients, strategic relationships across the seniors’ market and supply agreements with Shoppers Drug Mart as well as six provincial distribution agencies where WeedMD’s adult-use brand Color Cannabis is sold.