Second Cup Plans To Convert Some Coffee Shops Into Cannabis Dispensaries

Move is conditional on gaining a retail license from provinces

Canadian coffee shop chain Second Cup has plans to convert some of its cafes into cannabis dispensaries, as part of a new partnership with National Access Cannabis. The companies say they will launch the locations in Western Canada first, with plans to expand to more provinces when law permits them do so.

British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba intimated that they could allow some privatization of cannabis sales, while Ontario remains committed to its government-controlled monopoly distribution plan.

In order for Second Cup and NAC to operate dispensary locations they will require a retail license from provincial regulators.