Vancouver Sets Public Hearing For Proposed Marijuana Shop Rules

The City of Vancouver’s proposal to regulate medical marijuana shops with a set of tough new rules will go to public hearing on June 10.

CANADA:  The City of Vancouver’s proposal to regulate medical marijuana shops with a set of tough new rules will go to public hearing on June 10. It’s a chance for the public to weigh in on regulations suggested in April to deal with the influx of pot shops within city limits that currently operate outside the law. Read the full article…

Ottawa Blasts Vancouver’s Pot Shop Plans

The federal government drew battle lines with the City of Vancouver Thursday over the city’s plans to regulate marijuana dispensaries.

CANADA:  The federal government drew battle lines with the City of Vancouver Thursday over the city’s plans to regulate marijuana dispensaries, saying they are dangerously close to legitimizing an illegal substance. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government said municipal governments have no authority to regulate and license businesses that sell pot. “I am deeply concerned by Read the full article…

Vancouver’s Booming Marijuana Retailers Could Face New Regulations

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled that a patient in the state’s medical marijuana program who was injured on the job must be reimbursed by an employer for the expense of marijuana used for treatment.

CANADA:  The City of Vancouver is looking at new rules to regulate the booming retail marijuana business, including a $30,000 licensing fee to help recover the cost of enforcement. “In the last two years, the city has seen a rapid growth rate of 100 per cent per year in marijuana-related businesses … [going] from 60 to 80 Read the full article…