Vancouver Marijuana Dispensaries Vary On Rules For Who Can Buy Pot

VANCOUVER hopes to create a new business licence category, charge a $30,000 fee, ban pot shops from certain areas and require them to be 300 metres away from schools, community centres and each other.

CANADA:  Don Briere stands behind the counter at Weeds Glass and Gifts in downtown Vancouver, surrounded by shelves of multicoloured pipes and clear boxes overflowing with fragrant B.C. bud. The affable 63-year-old owns 10 stores, making him the owner of the city’s largest marijuana business chain, even though selling pot over the counter remains illegal Read the full article…

The Tim Hortons Of Cannabis: 63-Year-Old ‘King’ Seeks Franchisees To Grow His Marijuana Empire

Once Canada's most prolific marijuana producer and distributor, Don Briere is back in the marijuana trade making his mark in retail.

CANADA:  This city has its own Prince of Pot, cannabis promoter Marc Emery. But he’s minor royalty next to Don Briere. Or Donald Joseph Briere, as he’s known inside the Canadian justice and penal systems. He was once this country’s most prolific marijuana producer and distributor, with 33 illegal growing operations hidden across B.C. In Read the full article…