Article by CTV News
Alimentation Couche-Tard is interested in selling cannabis in its stores and has hired a lobbyist to secure its consideration in Quebec’s distribution model.
The depanneur chain has hired TACT Intelligence-conseil to help lobby to sell marijuana products.
Former health minister Yves Bolduc’s chief of staff Marie-Ève Bédard has been hired for a year to push for the plan.
She will earn less than $10,000 for her work.
The goal to get weed into deps comes in conjunction with federal Bill C-45, which aims to legalize cannabis by July 1, 2018. Though it is federal legislation, it is up to the provinces to determine how it will be distributed.