The second biggest coffee retail chain in Canada is partnering with a Canadian health care clinic to develop a network of cannabis stores.
The shops would not be allowed in Ontario or Quebec, the country’s two most populous provinces, because marijuana sales there will be done through the government-run stores.
A spokesperson for Second Cup said the marijuana stores would be separate from the cafes.
Second Cup was founded in the 1975 as a kiosk in a shopping mall and has more than 300 cafes across Canada.
Any move to convert a Second Cup coffee shop into a cannabis dispensary must be approved by cannabis regulators in the province where the shop is located, as well as the franchise owner and landlord, according to Bloomberg.