Shoppers Drug Mart is partnering with TruTrace Technologies Inc. on a pilot blockchain program that will be identifying, verifying and tracking medical cannabis – is this the future of cannabis tech?
A unit of Loblaw Cos., Shoppers Drug Mart, with about 1,300 pharmacies across Canada, is partnering with TruTrace Technologies Inc. creating a blockchain program to identify, track and verify the source and genetics of cannabis used by medical patients. The goal is to not only introduce a new era of cannabis tech, but to also make medical cannabis more like traditional medicine in order to reassure physicians and patients that the plant is a safe treatment – could tracking medical cannabis be an effective method to convince doctors and patients to be more open to using cannabis as a medicine?
Tracking medical cannabis with cannabis tech
Ken Weisbrod, Vice President of pharmacy business development and initiatives at Shoppers Drug Mart said: “This is the future for medical cannabis in the world.”