WeedMD (TSXV:WMD,OTCQX:WDDMF) announced its subsidiary Starseed Medicinal reached a deal with the International Painters and Trades Union in Ontario (IUPAT) Province of Ontario Health & Welfare Trust Fund, which now offers medical cannabis as an insured benefit to its members.

As quoted in the press release:

“We are honoured to welcome the IUPAT members to Starseed’s full-service medical platform which is now being sourced from WeedMD’s medical-grade cannabis production platform,” said Angelo Tsebelis, CEO of WeedMD. “Our end-to-end service model eliminates the many barriers associated with traditional ways of accessing cannabis and is transforming how Canadians access medical cannabis. We are pleased to work with progressive partners to continue to legitimize cannabis as an effective treatment option.”

“Providing our members with safe access to a broad and diverse range of medical cannabis therapies to suit their individual health and wellness needs is a positive step forward in sourcing alternatives to traditional pharma therapies,” said Jeffrey C. Baldwin, President – Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA) Limited, the administrator of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. “As cannabis industry leaders, Starseed and WeedMD are trusted sources of medical cannabis and we’re proud to partner with them to facilitate safe and affordable access for our members.”

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