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ON: Cannabis Supply Opens New Local Shop

Katelyn Baker

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A local business has recently opened shop to add its presence to the growing medical cannabis business.

Cannabis Supply Co. in St. Catharines is a retailer of medical cannabis supplies, including bongs, pipes, vaporizers and supplies alike.

But its core service is as a provider of clinics to help people obtain a medical cannabis license approved by Health Canada.

Sarah Havard, manager of the recently-opened store at 314 Lake St. and Arran Dr., describes a process that uses a telemedicine appointment on the premises in a private room with a licensed Ontario doctor.

"We do carry the paraphenelia, but that's not what our goal is," she said, explaining the business operates as a support clinic that works with Health Canada-licensed cannabis producer Tilray from Nanaimo, B.C.

A physician from Kitchener is contracted, with Cannabis Supply then booking telemedicine appointments.

"We run clinics here for those looking to get their medical marijuana prescription," Havard said. "And we have the physician on staff to be able to help those in need (if they qualify)."

If the client is approved for the medical marijuana, it can be purchased directly through Tilray online and it is sent to their homes. "Nothing actually gets mailed to us," Havard added.

Cannabis Supply also provides education about the uses of medicinal cannabis and different options for its intake, whether it be vaporizers, edibles or other forms of ingestion.

The retail location in the Garden City is its second, with the first in Brantford and another soon to open in Burlington.

Cannabis Supply is part of a service industry that's gaining a tentative foothold in Niagara and the GTA.

Among the local operations is Canadian Cannabis Clinics, which opened in 2014 at 80 King St. in St. Catharines in the old Corbloc building downtown.

There's also no marijuana on the premises and the office doesn't sell it.

There, a patient makes an appointment with the clinic's physician who assesses if the peson is eligible for a medical document, like a prescription.

They can use that document to order medical marijuana from one of a number of licenced producers in Canada.

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