With the legalization date of marijuana in Canada inching closer and closer, talks of exactly how Canadians will be able to get their hands on the newly legalized drug have gotten louder. Especially considering that the province of Ontario recently decided to switch their plan and make the whole distribution of the drug privatized.
That’s right, after recent changes by premier Doug Ford, only Ontario Cannabis Store branches explicitly backed by the province will be able to sell the drug over the counter. Meaning plans concerning the LCBO and Shopify have been axed for the time being.
Though there is one spot that will be selling marijuana that isn’t directly affiliated with the OCS, and that’s none other than your favourite drugstore, Shoppers Drug Mart.
The reason that Shoppers is the exception and will be able to sell marijuana is because they will specifically be dealing with medical marijuana, not the recreational version of the drug. So yes, you definitely will still be seeing marijuana in your local drugstore come October.
For Shoppers Drug Mart, the process of grabbing some bud will be similar to picking up any kind of prescription you typically get at the drug store right now as they specifically will be dealing with medicinal version. First, you’ll have a consultation with a pharmacist at your local Shoppers where you discuss your needs as well as different strains and methods of consumptions.