Nursing Homes Sign Exclusive Deal with Pot Producer

NDP health critic worries the arrangement could put profit ahead of patient needs.

The NDP’s health critic is concerned that a licensed supplier of medical marijuana has signed an exclusive supply agreement with a group of Ontario longterm care homes.

WeedMD announced this week it will become the “preferred supplier” of marijuana — in oil form — to three long-term care and retirement home operators. They include People Care Communities, which runs seven care homes in southwestern Ontario, including two in London. Care homes in Belleville and Kingston are also part of the deal with the company, which operates a growing facility in Aylmer, Ont.

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