- Aphria is an online cannabis marketplace that services Canada.
- The new delivery opportunity will start by serving Calgary but will hopefully expand to other areas relatively quickly.
Canada has made history with its legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, but the key to ensuring that consumers get the most out of these policies is accessibility. Delivery services are not uncommon for food and grocery services, so why not integrate this concept into cannabis? That seems to be the idea for ParcelPal Technology Inc. and Aphria, who have just formed an agreement to deliver medical cannabis to patients, according to ParcelPal official site.
With this new project, the individual companies will begin these services in Calgary as the starting point. Patients have the opportunity to shop at the online store for Aphria, while ParcelPal takes on the responsibility of delivering products safely and legally to customers. All of these purchases can be tracked in real time and can be sent to any location in Calgary.
MADD Canada has already voiced confidence in this program, stating that one of the main benefits will be the unfettered access to medicinal cannabis as needed. However, it actually benefits the safety of the community as well, reducing the risk of impaired drivers on the roadways, as the product is delivered to them instead of requiring the venture out into the cannabis stores.
While this initiative is at its infancy, ParcelPal is expecting that other cities will quickly be included in the distribution network as it progresses. As the regulations even out, the cannabis network of ParcelPal will continue thriving and growing, which will hopefully secure them a significant portion of the $4 billion legal market.
Kelly Abbott, the President and CEO, commented that
“This sector is filled with significant growth potential” that ParcelPal could take advantage of. She added, “Management believes that we are launching our legal cannabis delivery platform at the ideal time as legislation across the country continues to expand the addressable cannabis marketplace and we are thrilled to be working with Aphria on this exciting new venture that will help to kick off the next evolution of our company.”
Over the course of the next year, Abbott is predicting that ParcelPal will have many new business opportunities, and that they are aiming to make this platform into a leader of the market. Consumers that want to learn more information about this collaboration can visit www.parcelpal.com.