Hydropothecary Corp (TSX-V:THCX) is now the second company to sell medical marijuana online, using the Ottawa-based Shopify e-commerce platform.
In a release published Tuesday, Hydropothecary said it will service medical marijuana patients, provide information for discerning recreational consumers and support engagement with provincial and territorial cannabis retailers.
To fasten orders, the Canadian company said it will both streamline and verify prescription and patients automatically.
Hydropothecary reports that it has more than 500,000 merchants using its platform, with total gross merchandise volume exceeding $45 billion.
In early February, the province of Ontario said it would be using Shopify’s online stores to process the sales of marijuana through the newly formed Ontario Cannabis Retail Corp.