WeedMD Inc (CVE:WMD) (OTCQX:WDDMF) announced Thursday the launch of its same-day medical cannabis home delivery service.
The pilot project called PatientDirect will service local patients in the greater Toronto-area starting in June, with order fulfillment from the company’s Bowmanville, Ontario distribution centre located just outside Toronto.
WeedMD said PatientDirect is intended to ease potential third-party postal and delivery service disruptions resulting from the current business conditions.
READ: WeedMD plants over 18,000 cannabis plants outside at Strathroy; Aylmer extraction hub now fully operational
The service will be offered to new and existing Starseed Medicinal patients commencing in June with eligible patients being notified by email. The service will expand to WeedMD patients in the coming weeks, and over time it is expected to become a standard service option.
“Expanding our in-house delivery options for more timely transport to our medical patients was a strategic goal for the year which we recently accelerated as an immediate solution to potential postal delays,” WeedMD CEO Angelo Tsebelis said in a statement.
“By centralizing a medical fulfillment operation in our Bowmanville processing centre, we can fast-track deliveries to patients in the greater Toronto area. Launching PatientDirect required thoughtful planning and resource allocation and I’m proud of our team for expediting this to better serve our patients’ needs and add long term value to our offerings.”
While the delivery service will cover the greater Toronto region at launch, WeedMD said it expects to expand the delivery zone in southwestern Ontario by working closely with logistics partner Prime Time Messenger Inc.
Patients with eligible Ontario postal codes from Bowmanville to Mississauga, and north up to Aurora (including Vaughn and Markham) can select the same-day delivery option following order confirmation at the time of checkout. Orders with applicable limits will be provided the service free of charge or on par with Canada Post rates if minimum orders are not met.
In other company news, WeedMD also announced that the nomination rights and voting agreement entered into between the company, Keith Merker, former CEO and board member, and former chairman Michael Kraft in December has been mutually terminated, effective immediately.
Contact the author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow him on Twitter @PatrickMGraham