Washington Pot Sales Still On The Rise, Despite Oregon Recreational Launch

sales have dipped in Vancouver, but not enough to counter the month by month growth that has continued across the entire state of Washington since recreational cannabis was legalized in July, 2014.

By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON: Marijuana sales in Washington continued to grow in October, despite fears that the launch of Oregon’s recreational market would end the trend. Washington pot stores sold $61.3 million worth of product in October, a smaller than usual gain over September sales of $59.6 million, but a gain nonetheless. Read the full article…

Washington’s Upward Cannabis Sales Trend May End This Month

Stores in Southwest Washington have been heavily dependent on Portland customers, who have been opting to buy their cannabis in Oregon rather than crossing the border.

By Sue VorenbergCannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON:  The steady month by month growth of Washington state’s recreational cannabis sales may come to an end in October. The state has seen a steady uptick each month since sales began in July, 2014. But with five days to go in October and lagging sales in Southwest Washington after Read the full article…

Almost 200 Applications Filed For Vancouver’s Pot Dispensary Licence

The city of Vancouver has received nearly 200 applications from illegal medical marijuana dispensaries seeking business licences.

CANADA:  The city of Vancouver has received nearly 200 applications from illegal medical marijuana dispensaries seeking business licences, setting off a process that is expected to dramatically reduce the number of such operations while making Vancouver the first jurisdiction in Canada to regulate storefront pot sales. Citing the proliferation of illegal pot shops, city council Read the full article…

Smyth: VPD Left To Regulate Medical Marijuana Shops Amid Uncertain Haze Of Legality

It’s police versus pot shops in the escalating battle over “medical” marijuana in Vancouver.

CANADA:  It’s police versus pot shops in the escalating battle over “medical” marijuana in Vancouver — and the cops say it’s keeping them busier than a bud grower at harvest time. Marijuana shops are sprouting like weeds all over the city. And despite claims that the stores are helping sick people by providing them with Read the full article…

Dispensaries – The Wild West Of Vancouver

Vancouver has entered unchartered territory as the first Canadian city to regulate marijuana dispensaries.

CANADA:  Vancouver has entered unchartered territory as the first Canadian city to regulate marijuana dispensaries, with proponents arguing that regulation protects people’s health and restricts access. The Chief Medical Health Officer for Vancouver Coastal Health, Dr. Patricia Daly, who helped inform the decision to regulate, says that “city council may be seen as the Wild West, Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Pilot Project Considered By White Rock City Council

The City of White Rock, B.C. is looking into launching a pilot medicinal marijuana dispensary project after the idea was proposed by a local business owner.

CANADA:  The City of White Rock, B.C. is looking into launching a pilot medicinal marijuana dispensary project after the idea was proposed by a local business owner. There are currently no medical pot dispensaries in White Rock, but Randy Caine, who owns the store Hempyz and is part of the local Releaf Compassion Center, believes they will inevitably Read the full article…

Vancouver Marijuana Activists Defy City, Clash With Police At Annual Cannabis Day Rally

At least four people were arrested as Pot activists and Vancouver police clashed at a Canada Day demonstration on Wednesday.

CANADA:  What a bong show. Pot activists and Vancouver police clashed at a Canada Day demonstration on Wednesday at the Vancouver Art Gallery. At least four people were arrested as the so-called protest stretched into a long, hot day full of pro-pot propaganda on the concrete steps of the art gallery. In defiance of a Read the full article…

Vancouver City Council Passes Controversial Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulations

Vancouver City Councillors voted in favour of new rules to regulate the city's medical marijuana dispensaries, despite threats from the federal government and controversy about certain provisions in the regulations.

CANADA:  Vancouver City Councillors voted in favour of new rules to regulate the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries today, despite threats from the federal government and controversy about certain provisions in the regulations. Councillors – who unanimously supported the concept of legal medical marijuana storefronts – voted 8 to 3 in support of the new rules that, if Read the full article…

Victoria Likely To Follow Vancouver’s Lead On Marijuana, Mayor Says

The mayor of Victoria says the city likely will follow Vancouver’s lead this fall by regulating illegal marijuana dispensaries.

CANADA:  Victoria likely will follow Vancouver’s lead this fall by regulating illegal marijuana dispensaries, Mayor Lisa Helps said Wednesday. “Council has already said it would be good for Victoria to take a similar approach and now we have Vancouver’s concrete leadership. So now our staff’s job is easier,” Helps said. “I think it is important Read the full article…

Would You Like Marijuana Or A Pimm’s No. 1 Cup?

There are already almost 100 medical marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver and more pot shops are sprouting up in the suburbs and in Victoria.

CANADA:  Well, as everyone knows, the big news in Vancouver this summer involves the exponential growth of retail medical marijuana “dispensaries.” There are already almost 100 of them in Vancouver and more pot shops are sprouting up in the suburbs and in Victoria. It’s a breeze to get your marijuana from one of these outlets Read the full article…