Canadian medical marijuana cultivator offers mobile app

A federally licensed Canadian medical marijuana producer has rolled out a mobile phone app to make it easier for patients to research products and place orders for delivery while on the go.

Cam Battley, of Aurora Cannabis, told the Canadian Press the company wanted to give customers the type of service offered by Amazon and other online retailers.

“As far as we know, it is the first legal app for Android and Apple for federally-approved legal medical cannabis,” Battley told the news agency.

The app lists different strains with descriptions that include THC and other medicinal content, price per gram, and a picture. The app also allows the 7,700 patients registered with Aurora to purchase their products just like at any online store, just by clicking the “add-to-cart” and proceeding to check-out.

Delivery is free for orders of five grams or more, while same-day delivery is available in parts of Alberta.

Aurora Cannabis is one of 35 federally licensed MMJ producers in Canada.

Canada’s licensed medical marijuana producers can’t advertise, but they are allowed to communicate basic information about their products on their websites.

A spokesman for Health Canada, which runs the country’s MMJ program, said his agency saw nothing wrong with the app.