Shoppers Bid for Pot Business Shows Ottawa Needs to get Rolling on Cannabis Rules

Shoppers bid for pot business shows Ottawa needs to get rolling on cannabis rules: Don Pittis.

Canada is in danger of getting smoked by the competition because the marijuana industry isn’t waiting for government legislation. American companies know it, and now Shoppers Drug Mart has shown it knows it, too.

A public request by Shoppers to sell pot in its stores shows the “pusher” stigma has begun to fade. Shoppers is part of the Loblaws chain known across Canada for its family-friendly Canadian Superstores and President’s Choice brands.

But the government is still playing catch-up.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.