Shoppers Drug Mart: The 'Safest Option' For Medical Marijuana?

- February 24th, 2016

According to the Globe and Mail, Shoppers Drug Mart (TSX:SC) is looking at selling medical marijuana in its stores. The company told the news agency it believes that dispensing medical marijuana through pharmacies is the ‘safest option.’

According to the Globe and Mail, Shoppers Drug Mart (TSX:SC) is looking at selling medical marijuana in its stores. The company told the news agency it believes that dispensing medical marijuana through pharmacies is the ‘safest option.’
As quoted in the publication:

A small team of executives from Shoppers is said to have been touring the sites of medical-marijuana growers over the past several months, holding talks with several of the 29 federally licensed producers. Reached Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Shoppers Drug Mart said the company sees pharmacies as a logical option for selling the drug.

“Pharmacists are medication experts and play a significant role in the prescribing and monitoring of medication to ensure safe and optimal use,” spokeswoman Tammy Smitham said. “We believe that dispensing medical marijuana through pharmacy, like other medications, is the safest option.”

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