Shoppers Drug Mart took a bold step forward this week in the developing marijuana industry.
On Monday, December 4th, the pharmaceutical supplier announced that it made a deal with Aphria Inc. to sell medicinal marijuana.
While the chain doesn’t have the full ‘green light’ to move ahead yet, they are setting up for significant changes.
Shoppers Drug Mart and Medicinal Marijuana
“It is expected the products will be sold online, as Canadian regulations currently restrict the sale of medical cannabis in retail pharmacies,” Aphria Inc. stated in a release.
What’s more, the retail giant announced that they are looking for someone to fill the position of ‘marijuana brand manager’ back in November. Indeed, with talks of fully legalizing the green plant heavy underway, the corporate chain is making important decisions for its future operations.
Back in October of 2016, Loblaw Companies Ltd., which is Shoppers’ parent company, applied for a Health Canada licence to dispense medicinal marijuana. Now, the corporation will have to be issued a licence to dispense cannabis before it may make further decisions.