SMITHS FALLS, ON, Oct.15, 2015 /CNW/ - Tweed Inc. (Tweed), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX.V: CGC) today launched "Better." – the only legal marijuana producer with a face-to-face customer service option for Canadians looking to learn about medicating with marijuana.
Better speaks to the core of marijuana as medicine. It isn't a drug that cures conditions, it treats symptoms, making people feel better. The name represents our commitment to customers: to provide better access, better information and better quality products.
Better centres will act as community hubs for customers and patient groups who are looking for support and access to marijuana as a medicine. Patients, both active and prospective, will find the support they need with immediate assistance and real-time registration support and advice. Better further integrates Tweed into our local communities, building on our outreach efforts with patient organizations, local police forces and municipal governments who are increasingly trying to determine what marijuana access should look like in their communities.
"We're combining the best of both worlds with Better," said Mark Zekulin, President of Tweed. "We are taking the support services traditionally provided by compassion clubs and combining it with a legal supply of regulated, clean, and consistent marijuana products. There are many advantages to knowing where your medicine comes from, and accessing cannabis through a Better centre adds a personal touch to a company that's always been committed to a transparent and accessible conversation about cannabis."
Tweed has spent the last year building a growing platform that can service tens of thousands of customers with dried cannabis and, pending Health Canada approval, cannabis oils. As the medical marijuana industry continues to accelerate, Better locations in Guelph, Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area will help many more customers gain access to Tweed and its sister company Bedrocan.
Today's launch marks a point of evolution for the industry. Tweed is proud to be the first Licensed Producer to evolve from an e-commerce model to a multifaceted "bricks and clicks" model that can easily expand into new markets and offer Better support for patients across the country.
Here's to Future Growth.
Better focuses on building relationships with our communities and breaking down the complexities of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). Better offers a welcoming space for customers to discuss marijuana as a medicine and receive personalized support throughout the entire process from our highly trained team.
At Better, we believe that face-to-face service is the best way to provide patients, and those who care for them, the meaningful support they need when making important decisions about their health. Better centres do not have marijuana on-site, but rather assist customers in ordering marijuana from Tweed and Bedrocan, with medicine then securely and discretely shipped in the mail.
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