SHOPPERS EYES MEDICAL MARIJUANA SALES
Shoppers Drug Mart says pharmacies are the “safest option” for dispensing marijuana. Canada’s largest drugstore chain made the statement Wednesday after The Globe and Mail, citing unnamed sources, reported that Shoppers is looking at the possibility of selling medical marijuana. The Globe reported t hat Shoppers, which is owned by Loblaw Cos. Ltd., has held several meetings with medical marijuana producers and suppliers over the past year. Shoppers would not confirm such meetings have taken place. Marc Gobuty, founder and CEO of Peace Naturals Project, a producer licensed by Health Canada to grow medical marijuana, says he has met with some major drugstore chains, but would not confirm which ones. Gobuty says there’s been interest by the drugstore chains to dispense medical marijuana because offering infused oils is now a “viable option.” He says he spoke with the companies about a supply agreement, but their offer was not of interest to his company.