Yep. It’s finally happening. All them big box mofos could be in on it soon. You’ll wait until midnight Black Friday to go down and get a pound of brick-packed middies for a low, low price. And that’s before Amazon starts getting in on it and then everyone just gets the same weed from Monsanto warehouses delivered to them via drone within seconds of clicking a button.
But maybe we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. All that really happened was a spokesperson from Walmart said (echoing the same coy-sounding sentiments from other big mega-mecha-corporations like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo) that the company had been looking into the cannabis market.
“As we would for any new industry, Walmart Canada has done some preliminary fact-finding on this issue, but we do not have plans to carry CBD products at this time,” spokeswoman Diane Medeiros said in an email to Bloomberg, reported in the Vancouver Sun.
So you all are going to have to wait for your Walmart CBD and even longer, god help us, for the big Sam’s club cases of it.
But if Walmart is leaving a void of trusted retail names dealing in cannabis, other canadian stores are filling it. Shoppers Drug Mart, a huge franchise of drugstores numbering more than 1,300 locations in Canada, has been approved by the Canadian government to obtain a license as a medical marijuana producer.
This could, according to Bloomberg, open “the door for its pharmacies to dispense medical cannabis to patients.” That means Shoppers Drug Mart could potentially start carrying their own generic Sam’s Choice-style brand of cannabis products, which would open up a whole can of worms for the weed industry.
Interestingly, if Walmart does get into the weed game in the future, it will not entirely be their first foray. They did, for instance, start selling a rosin tech “Dab Machine” online a couple of years back and they also sort of accidentally sold bongs before that.
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