Jean Coutu open to selling medical marijuana, but won’t lobby federal government

VARENNES, Que. – The CEO of Jean Coutu, one of the country’s largest pharmacy chains, said Tuesday he is open to selling medical marijuana but won’t lobby the federal government to do so.

“We’re not going to actively pursue this,” François Coutu said following the company’s annual general meeting at its new headquarters and automated distribution centre in Varennes, Que.

Coutu said he doesn’t know how profitable the sale of medical marijuana would be for the company, which operates 417 stores in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick.

“I haven’t focused on that because it’s going to be a long way before this is happening,” he said.

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