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The London local of Canada’s largest construction union has signed up with a Southwestern Ontario cannabis company to provide medical marijuana to its 4,000 members. Rich Bachorz at WeedMD near Strathroy loads another handful of marijuana into his bin for cleaning and sorting at its facility. (Mike Hensen/The London Free Press) The Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 1059 is the fifth union chapter to partner with Starseed, a subsidiary of WeedMD, to supply medical cannabis as a fully covered drug benefit to union members and their dependents. London joins locals in Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara and Windsor in striking a deal with Starseed, a LiUNA-backed company that WeedMD acquired in a $78-million all-stock deal in November. “The nice thing about the Starseed model is it brings us back to those medical roots (of cannabis legalization),” WeedMD chief executive Keith Merker said Friday. “It positions us uniquely in the Canadian marketplace in an environment where a lot of people are just looking at the adult-use market and have turned themselves away from or ignored the opportunity in the medical space. London union local signs supply deal with area medical pot producer

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