Second Cup, a national Canadian café chain, plans to convert some of its locations on the west coast into marijuana dispensaries. They recently struck a deal with National Access Cannabis (NAC), a company that operates medical marijuana clinics across Canada, to help with the changeover, says Ottawa Citizen.
The converted stores will no longer sell coffee and will focus on cannabis products instead. The hope is that eventually some locations will be licensed as marijuana lounges where costumers can smoke on site. For now, the focus will be dried cannabis and oil products, but they plan to expand the product offerings once regulations get settled for edibles and concentrates.
With 300 locations across Canada, Second Cup has a large potential footprint to work with, though they will only be able to convert to marijuana sales in provinces that allow private cannabis shops (largely confining them to the West coast for the time being). The landlords and franchises of individual Second Cup locations will also need to agree to have their shop converted.
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