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If you care for patients in another country (US and Canada only) that are impacted by our inability to ship across the border, you can create a dispensary in the patient's country to send treatment plans and provide access to Fullscript's expansive product catalog (optional). Credentials must be provided and approved before patients can place orders through a dispensary.
To make a profit from patient orders in a dispensary, you must satisfy the requirements of our payment processor, Stripe, to open a connect account and enable payments. Alternatively, practitioners can choose to open a no-profit dispensary to dispense products virtually while avoiding tax implications and still providing patients a 10% discount off products in our catalog.
Before creating a new dispensary, please be aware that:
- You’ll need to log in with a separate country-specific URL to access this additional dispensary.
- Dispensaries can’t be linked. Patients in this dispensary will be managed separately.
- Brand and product availability will vary. You can see available brands in each country here.
Setting up an international profit account
To create an international Fullscript dispensary, you must meet the requirements to open a Stripe account in another country. It's also important to keep tax implications in mind when opening a profit account in a country you don't reside.
Note: To avoid tax implications, we recommend setting up a no-profit account. For US profit dispensaries, your gross sales activity may qualify you for a 1099-K that we're required to report to the IRS. For Canadian profit dispensaries, we're required to issue and file T4As with the CRA if you receive a minimum of $500 in payouts during the calendar year. Dispensary owners are responsible for reporting income to the country where it was earned and must seek out tax advice from a tax professional for assistance understanding your obligations and filing processes.
Stripe requires international business accounts to have the following:
✔ A tax ID in that country
✔ A physical location in that country (can't be a P.O. box)
✔ A phone number in that country
✔ A government-issued ID, such as a passport or driver's license, from any country
✔ A physical bank account in that country (can't be a virtual bank account), denominated in CAD for a Canadian account or USD for a US account
Note: Stripe has an exception for Canadian accounts that allows them to use a USD-denominated bank account.
If you meet the above requirements and understand your tax responsibilities when conducting business in another country, select a sign-up link below to get started:
More on tax obligations
If you have questions about how an additional Fullscript account will impact your taxes, we recommend consulting with a tax professional as we're unable to provide extensive tax advice. For general information, please see:
- US dispensaries: Reporting your income for tax purposes
- US dispensaries: Reporting your income with form 1099-K
- Canadian dispensaries: Reporting your income for tax purposes
Tip! To avoid tax implications, we recommend setting up a no-profit account.
Setting up an international no-profit account
If you don't meet the requirements to create a profit account in a country you don't reside (US or Canada) or prefer not to earn additional income through Fullscript, you can proceed with a no-profit account to dispense products virtually to your patients. Patients of no-profit dispensaries receive a 10% discount on all products.
To create a no-profit dispensary, select a sign-up link and use one of the physical addresses below:
Note: No-profit dispensaries don't collect earnings. See No-profit dispensaries to learn more.
Physical addresses for international no-profit accounts
You'll need to enter a valid address to complete your account. If you don't have an address you can use, you can use one of the following Fullscript addresses.
|Physical address for no-profit US dispensaries:||Physical address for no-profit Canadian dispensaries:|
|9185 E Pima Center Pkwy, Ste 200
340 Albert St
You'll be required to upload your credentials to confirm your status as a healthcare provider. Fullscript can't accept proof of licensure for international accounts, though we accept and review international degrees and diplomas. This means that if you've previously submitted your license or registration to work in your profession, you'll need to submit the education that led to your licensure for your international dispensary. Please provide the related degree, diploma, or applicable education for review instead.