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Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™ Financial Access Programs

Making medical cannabis more financially accessible for Canadians

You’ve asked for financial support, and we’ve listened. We have designed numerous programs, offers, and services to help ease the burden for our patients, making treatment as accessible as possible.

The Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™ Financial Access Program includes the following:

  1. Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™ Financial Access Programs

    Compassionate Care Program

    A 20% discount available any time for customers in a qualifying program or who make an annual income less than $30,000.

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    Emergency Compassionate Care - NEW

    Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™ is implementing a 3-Month Emergency Compassionate Care program for qualifying customers experiencing financial distress due to COVID-19.

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  2. Our Tax Exemption Programs

    First Nations Tax Exemption

    We support First Nations Tax Exemption.

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    Excise Tax Coverage

    We will cover the excise tax on all medical cannabis orders.

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  3. Promotional Offers

    Free shipping on all orders until August 31st 2020

    Medical Cannabis by Shoppers is implementing free shipping for a limited time due to the COVID-19.

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    Monthly Promotional Pricing Events

    Every month, we offer promotions on select products and brands.

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  4. Our Seniors Programs

    Seniors Program

    Seniors always receive 10% off their orders of medical cannabis and medical cannabis accessories. Watch for Seniors Discount Days once a month, where patients over the age of 65 receive 20% (total) off their order.

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  5. Other Services and Programs We Provide

    Shoppers Red Poppy Program

    We support Veterans through Direct VAC Billing, Veteran Top Ups and by covering one month of medication during the VAC approval.

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    Free Medical Cannabis Online Consult & 1-on-1 Education

    Book a free Medical Cannabis Online Consult with a healthcare provider from our partner HelloMD, or speak with a cannabis-trained pharmacist or advisor by phone.

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    Insurance Claim Support

    We provide online insurance claim submission for select insurance companies.

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Detailed information on our programs

  1. Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™ Financial Access Programs

    Emergency Compassionate Care (3ECC) - NEW

    Customers experiencing financial distress due to COVID-19 may qualify for a 20% price reduction for a three-month period under the new 3-Month Emergency Compassionate Care (3ECC) program.

    If COVID19 has caused you to experience a job loss, temporary lay-off, cancellation of pending employment, disruption of forward income from self-employment or contract roles, loss of housing or other basic needs, or has impacted you in other ways that may cause an interruption in your ability to access medical cannabis, we are here to help.

    Contact the Shoppers cannabis care team toll free at 1-844-633-2627 for assistance.

    Compassionate Care All Year Program

    Customers with an annual income below $30,000 or who have already qualified for any one of more than 19 different federal or provincial programs can qualify for a 20% price reduction. Contact Shoppers cannabis care team if you have qualified for any of these programs:

    Qualifying Federal Programs
    • Canada Pension Plan (CPP) – Disability Benefits
    • Guaranteed Income Support (GIS)
    • Old Age Security (OAS)
    • War Veterans Allowance
    Qualifying Provincial Programs
    • Alberta Senior Benefit (ASB)
    • Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities
    • Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
    • Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) – Permanent
    • Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities
    • Employment Insurance – Sickness Benefit
    • Long Term Disability Program – Private Insurer
    • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
    • Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income System for Seniors (GAINS)
    • Provincial “Works” or Employment Assistance Programs
    • Quebec Social Solidarity Program
    • Registration with Disability Support Services through an educational institution
    • Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID)
    • WSIB – Permanent Disability Benefits
    • Manitoba 55 Plus Program
    To apply for the Compassionate Care All Year Program:
    1. Download and complete the Compassionate Care application form.
    2. Submit the completed and signed Compassionate Pricing Application Form indicating your annual income is below $30,000. The form can be submitted through secure fax (1-866-220-2627), mail (Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™ 6941 Kennedy Road Unit 100, Mississauga, ON L5T 2R6), or by drop off at a local Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy.
    3. An agent from Medical Cannabis by Shoppers will contact you once your application has been approved.
  2. Our Tax Exemption Programs

    First Nations Tax Exemption

    Eligible patients with a tax exemption card may be tax exempt of their purchase of medical cannabis.

    Excise Tax Coverage

    We continue to cover the excise tax submitted to the government on behalf of all patients.

  3. Promotional Offers

    Free shipping on all order until August 31st 2020

    During this time, customers are turning to us more to help, and we’re taking steps to remain an accessible source of medicine. Until August 31, 2020, we are offering free expedited shipping on all medical cannabis orders. Express and Priority mail through Canada Post is also available at standard rates. Shipping timelines are only estimates provided by Canada Post and cannot be guaranteed. Orders placed after 12pm EST will only be processed on the next business day.

    Monthly Promotional Pricing Events

    Every month, we offer promotions on select products and brands. Follow our social media to find out about the next pricing event.

  4. Seniors Programs

    Seniors Program - NEW

    At Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, seniors receive 10% off. Also watch for Seniors Discount Days once a month to receive 20% (total) off your order.

    Senior patients - did you know that Shoppers patients can place orders over the phone? Contact the Shoppers cannabis care team toll free at 1-844-633-2627 for assistance.

  5. Other Services and Programs We Provide:

    Shoppers Red Poppy Program

    We value our veterans and support them through the Shoppers Red Poppy Program.

    We offer:

    • Direct Billing to VAC for veterans.
    • Good Faith Coverage - While waiting for VAC to confirm coverage, we'll cover up to $8.50/gram at a maximum of 3 grams/day (90g/month) for the first 30 days prior to approval.
    • Veteran Top-up - We pay for the difference between VAC reimbursement and the cost of your purchase.

    Free Medical Cannabis Online Consult & 1-on-1 Pharmacist-Trained Education

    Is Medical Cannabis right for you? Medical Cannabis by Shoppers™ provides free online consults through our trusted partner, HelloMD. You can speak with a healthcare provider online who can help you get your medical cannabis authorization, sometimes in less than a day. It's easy to do and can be completed in a few simple steps. Visit sdm.hellomd.com to get started.

    We also provide free 1-on-1 guidance by phone from cannabis-trained advisors and pharmacists in our dedicated Shoppers cannabis care team. Contact the Shoppers cannabis care team toll free at 1-844-633-2627 for help selecting cannabis medication, to review potential drug interactions, dosing guidance and more.

    Insurance Claim Support

    Did you know that many Canadian companies now offer insurance coverage for medical cannabis through their employee benefits plan?

    We provide online insurance claim submission (also known as ‘online adjudication support') for select insurance companies, including Great West Life, Manulife and Johnston group.

    You may need authorization from your insurance company prior to purchase in order to be compensated. Depending upon your plan, there may be only a handful of conditions you will be reimbursed for, so it may be helpful to check with your insurance company before your cannabis medical consult. Other plans may cover your medication through a health spending account.

    Some companies which may provide coverage for certain conditions include:

    • Sun Life Financial
    • Desjardins
    • Empire Life
    • Alberta Blue Cross
    • Manitoba Blue Cross
    • ClaimSecure

    Please contact your insurance company for details around your coverage.

    And as always, please contact the Shoppers cannabis care team toll free at 1-844-633-2627 for assistance.