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Shoppers Drug Mart Marijuana Could Really Be A Thing

Shoppers Drug Mart is officially jumping into the medical marijuana game, in a move that appears to set the stage for retail sales of the drug once the federal Liberals have legalized pot.

The Loblaw Co.-owned pharmacy chain says it has applied to the federal government to distribute medical marijuana. Spokesperson Tammy Smitham said the company is applying for a producer licence, but intends only to distribute marijuana.

“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,” she said in a statement emailed to The Huffington Post Canada.