Shoppers Drug Mart has officially applied to be a distributor of medical marijuana.
Tammy Smitham, a spokeswoman from the drug store chain confirmed the business’ application to Health Canada in hopes to become a licensed medical marijuana producer to CBC. Smitham claims they have “no intention” of producing cannabis, and their only motivation behind the request it to distribute the drug.
If approved, Shoppers could distribute medical marijuana to Canadians with a prescription. Which means you can pick up some toilet paper, a pack of high-lighters, a couple of stamps, and your cannabis medication all in the same trip.
That Canadian dream may still be out of reach. If Shoppers’ request is granted, Canadian retail pharmacy chain will not be permitted to dispense the drug out of the stores unless the government updates regulations.
“We believe that allowing medical marijuana to be dispensed through pharmacy would increase access, safety, quality and security for the thousands of Canadians who use the drug as part of their medication therapy,” Smitham said in an email.
One can only dream. What do you think of Shoppers Drug Mart’s desire to deal out the dope? Let us know below.
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