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Patrick Dempsey Contemplates Selling Marijuana

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Patrick Dempsey recently beat out Starbuck's in the purchase of Tully's Coffee, and the actor is so enamored of his new chain that he likens it to a gateway; the gateway to selling weed. In an interview with Bon Appetit, the actor said, "Coffee is good for your mind--it's basically a legalized drug. The next step is selling marijuana, of course."

Of course. Dempsey -- of Grey's Anatomy fame -- went on to say that he believes that in fact java and ganja could compliment each other nicely:

There's a business model there. You could present it in a beautiful, elegant way: a Michelin-starred coffee shop where you can get marijuana.

According to the New York Daily News, Dempsey paid $9.2 million for the coffee chain.