Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries Not A Priority For Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer

Vancouver's roughly 100 marijuana shops will now have to pay a $30,000 licensing fee and be subject to restrictions on their locations.

CANADA:  The Vancouver Police Department‘s new Chief Constable Adam Palmer agrees with federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose that the city’s flourishing marijuana dispensaries are breaking the law — but he isn’t planning a crackdown. “They are illegal, so the minister is correct, there’s no issue there,” said Palmer Monday. Last week, after Vancouver city council 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…