Tuesday, April 01, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Walgreens to Start Selling Marijuana in Retail Drugstores

The great tobacco-in-pharmacy debate just got A LOT more interesting! This morning, Walgreens announced plans to start selling marijuana in the states that have legalized cannabis. Read the press release.

Here’s a key quote from the press release:
“Marijuana is used in the treatment of several conditions, including glaucoma, cancer, and multiple sclerosis,” said Walgreens spokesperson Calvin Broadus. “Walgreens will offer an industry-leading consumer experience and the widest selection of primo strains, including such top sellers as Black Rhino OG Kush and Strawberry Cough. While our competitors are abandoning smokers, we remain proudly at the Corner of Happy and Hacking®.”
Beginning with locations in Washington and Colorado, Walgreens will launch a new "High Experience" retail store format. Each store will feature a special Weed Corner™, a dedicated space where consumers can attend education events and purchase everything they need for a cannabis-based lifestyle. The press release mentions such items as rolling papers, lighters, Doritos, Hacky Sacks, Funyons, and the Grateful Dead’s seminal 1970 album, “American Beauty.”

The new store format will also sell OTC products from Alliance Boots’ private label brand, including Formula No. 420 Redness Relief Eye Drops.

Walgreens promises “Friendly Service and Expert Advice” and consultations with board-certified dealers who will diagnose and treat families' everyday ganja needs. These dealers can even write prescriptions if needed for things like bachelor parties, Phish concerts, or like, whatever, dude.

Read on for important information about this bold strategic move.
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OMG! It’s April Fools' Day again!

25 comments:

  1. Nice April fool’s joke especially on the heels of the Alliance boots article yesterday!

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  2. You're too funny! Happy April fools day!

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  3. Always my favorite part of 4/1! Love the "at the Corner of Happy and Hacking®."

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  4. Excellent Dude J best April Fools ever

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  5. Truly awwwesome, dude. And it would bring back memories, if I still had a memory. I need two tacos and a chocolate chip cookie right away.

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  6. Calvin Broadus?? Snoop D O Double G!!! The fo shizzle my snizzle!!!

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  7. Glad you worked in the OTC product. A perfect complement to their other offering!! Always enjoy your April Fool’s headlines…

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  8. Adam. You are my hero, my whole department starts their day reading your blog....and we are cracking up. Thank you for having a sense of humor. Meeting you is on my bucket list!

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  9. Nicely done - but we shouldn't laugh too hard. As I've noted to my colleagues, we are now in a screwed up world where tobacco is increasingly under legal siege and may well be on its way to being outlawwed, yet at the same time, dope is increasingly becoming legal. The analogy to Huxley's Brave New World and "Soma" is on target.

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  10. You're hopeless on 340B, but I'll give you props for humor here.

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  11. Excellent item; totally in the spirit of the day!

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  12. Well played Dr.Fein….very well played. AND you got me….

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  13. Forgot to mention that all Walgreen's will play the Dead's "Franklin's Tower" non-stop until the one billionth blunt is sold.

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  14. Geez, you snagged me... totally forgot what day it was.
    I started getting suspicious when you mentioned the Grateful Dead.
    I need to get some sleep... or a bigger calendar.
    Good One!

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  15. Thanks Adam for a great laugh! Great start to the day.

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  16. Well played sir! Love the subtle Snoop reference

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  17. Adam, my fools joke was on In-pharmacy surgery approved by Illinois
    board of Professional relations..
    LOL on your post !!!

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  18. That was one of the best April fool’s day jokes ever! I really enjoyed it, keep it up!!!

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  19. As a follow-up, CVS announced that they WILL be carrying the marijuana patches.

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  20. I was attending the NASP EXPO in Tampa when a slide with this press release appeared on the big screen during the first presentation. Many in the audience were fooled. Then Mike Ellis, Corporate VP, Specialty Pharmacy & Infusion at Walgreens presented next and poked fun at the slide almost in a convincing way as if to say, this was not a joke. Ellis's performance was spot on which kept a lot of people in the room guessing.

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