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Second Cup : A new kind of morning fix? Plans to include cannabis sales in Ontario.

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Second Cup : A new kind of morning fix? Plans to include cannabis sales in Ontario. ... -1.4787563
... Second Cup and its partner, National Access Cannabis Corp.(NAC), said they are actively looking at Second Cup shops that might be changed to cannabis retail stores that would run under the name Meta Cannabis Supply Co.
Second Cup and NAC had originally announced in April to set up a network of NAC-branded and operated recreational cannabis stores, focusing in Western Canada where it was legally permitted. However, in light of the change of direction in Ontario to allow private sales, the two firms announced the shift in their plans.

Garry Macdonald, Second Cup's president and CEO said the agreement with NAC allows his company to leverage its real estate assets "to increase value for our franchisee partners and our shareholders while maintaining focus on our primary objective of being the specialty coffee brand of choice across Canada."

Besides working with Second Cup in Ontario, NAC has plans to open 50 to 70 Meta retail cannabis stores in Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia this year.
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Feb 9, 2012
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University of Guelph is an example of one of the SC locations that has chosen NOT TO sell cannabis.

U of Guelph taking over Second Cup location after brief closure

"“Definitely, we will not be selling marijuana,” O’Leary said."
"O’Leary said preventing the shop from becoming a dispensary wasn’t high on the list of priorities, but it does make sense..."

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