Wayland launches Medical Cannabis Professional Education Program for Pharmacists

TORONTO, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wayland Group (CSE:WAYL) (FRANKFURT: 75M) ( OTCQB:MRRCF) (“Wayland” or the “Company) is pleased to announce receipt of accreditation for its proprietary education program for pharmacists from the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (the CCCEP). 

The Company has identified that pharmacists are the most accessible and one of the most trusted health professionals in the Canadian healthcare system which makes them a critical component in the provision of patient care. In cooperation with the Company’s joint venture pharmacy partners, Wayland developed cannabis education programs, including this comprehensive online education platform to raise the standard of care across Canada. These programs will be available to pharmacists in over 2,100 pharmacies, coast to coast.

Wayland believes that there is a national need for education and more importantly practical guidance for medical cannabis therapy, assessment, dosing and monitoring to ensure safe and appropriate use for patients. As many cannabis patients present with comorbidities and take multiple medications, which require appropriate management to help avoid adverse side effects.

The Wayland program incorporates online learning tools including, webinars, educational events and educational resources specifically for pharmacists and clinicians. The Educational Program, which launched on October 1, 2018 - is accredited by the CCCEP for pharmacists on the clinical and practical application of cannabinoid therapy. In addition, it includes practice guides, instructional videos, dosing protocols and patient support materials which can be used by physicians and the full circle of care.

“We’re proud to elevate the standard of care provided to patients through an expert led educational platform that provides pharmacists and physicians the ability to become experts in cannabis and share this with their patients to enhance their quality of life,” said Ben Ward, CEO.  “We’re taking this platform now to other countries to help medical professionals understand cannabis, so they can speak in plain language to their patients regarding potential benefits.”

Maricann Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, is operating under the Wayland Group name. For further details see the press release dated September 24, 2018.

About Wayland Group Corp.

Wayland is a vertically integrated producer and distributor of cannabis for medical purposes. The Company was founded in 2013 and is based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada and Munich, Germany, with production facilities in Langton, Ontario where it operates a medicinal cannabis cultivation, extraction, formulation and distribution business under federal licence from the Government of Canada. The Company also has production operations in Dresden, Saxony, Germany and Regensdorf, Switzerland. Wayland is currently undertaking an expansion of its cultivation and support facilities in Canada in a 942,000 sq. ft. (87,515 sq. m) footprint upon full buildout and will continue to pursue new opportunities in Europe.

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For more information about Wayland, please visit our website at www.waylandgroup.com


Investor Relations
Graham Farrell
VP, Communications

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Wayland Group Corp. (Toronto)
845 Harrington Court, Unit 3
Burlington Ontario L7N 3P3

European Headquarters (Germany)
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Thierschstrasse 3, 80538 Munchen, Deutschland