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Most Canadians support Shoppers’ bid to sell medical marijuana


Fresh on the heels of Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw Companies Ltd. making a formal bid to dispense medical marijuana, most Canadians are giving the move a thumbs up.

Last month the drugstore chain confirmed it had applied to Health Canada to become a licensed producer of the drug — but only for the purpose of distributing it.

Now a new poll conducted by Forum Research for the Toronto Star last week found that 61 per cent of respondents approve of the plan, while 30 per cent want the drugstore chain to butt out and the remainder have no opinion.

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December 6, 2016
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