The future of medical marijuana distribution

I’ve been wondering how long before medical marijuana wound up in pharmacies.

Well I found this on Leafly.

Aphria, the Ontario-based licensed cannabis producer, announced earlier today that it has entered into an agreement to become a medical cannabis supplier to Shoppers Drug Mart.

So this looks like it has a good chance at being the future of medical marijuana in Canada.
Shoppers Drug Mart -Ontario Canada
(bargainmoose/Flickr Creative Commons)

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.”

For now, the discussions involve medical marijuana, but the talks come as the federal government is planning to eventually legalize the drug for recreational use. Supply deals with some of the country’s largest legal grow operations, and a license to distribute the product in pharmacies, could position Shoppers as a major national force should legalization occur.

It makes sense. If you want to classify marijuana as medicine, shouldn’t it be distributed like other medications?

Nevada Gaming Commission Says No Marijuana in Casinos

Nevada Gaming Commission has reiterated their stand on using marijuana in casinos. It ain’t going to happen.
They also said that gaming licensees:

    Should not maintain business relationships with marijuana companies, including landlord-tenant arrangements.
    Should be discouraged from hosting shows or conferences that promote the use, sale, cultivation or distribution of marijuana.
    Should not receive financing from or provide financing to an individual, entity or establishment that sells, cultivates or distributes marijuana.

They also said that casinos cannot do business with the wife or husband involved in the marijuana industry.

No vote was taken so there’s more to come in the next few months.

first post on fresh site

For those of you that read this blog; we had a crash.

The database got corrupted beyond all hope of repair. So here we are. Starting fresh.

I’m not certain how long it will be before we become active, but we will get there.

In the meantime, here’s a thought: