A worker inspects flowering marijuana plants at a licensed Ontario cannabis producer.

Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS, file

An Ottawa company announced Friday it’s setting up a medical marijuana clinic in Old Strathcona that could become a retail outlet when recreational pot is legalized next July.

National Access Cannabis Corp. intends to open a 195-square-metre office at 10401 82 Ave. in January where staff will discuss medical marijuana options with patients, the company said in a news release.

The former bank building on the southwest corner of Whyte Avenue and Calgary Trail is “a prime location for a medical cannabis clinic as well as for a future, legal, licensed, retail dispensary under the proposed Alberta framework,” the release said. 

The province released proposed rules this week that would see recreational marijuana sold in stores by private retailers and online by a government-run organization.

National Access already operates 11 Canadian clinics, including four in Calgary.

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