February 24, 2016 4:18 pm

Pharmacies ‘safest option’ for medical marijuana: Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart says pharmacies are the safest place to get medical marijuana.

Jeremy Cohn/Global News

TORONTO – 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.

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The Globe reported that Shoppers, which is owned by Loblaw (TSX:L), has held several meetings with medical marijuana producers and suppliers over the past year.

A spokeswoman with 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 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.”

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