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…

B.C. Company Buys Ferndale Center For Marijuana Businesses

A Canadian company has bought a business center in Washington State with plans to lease the space to licensed marijuana growers and processors.

WASHINGTON:  A Vancouver, B.C., company has bought a business center at 2010 Grandview Road for $1.2 million and plans to lease space to licensed marijuana growers and processors. Chlormet Technologies bought the 9.7-acre parcel in Ferndale through its Washington state subsidiary PacCan Industries, according to a company news release. The seller was Excelsior Mortgage Equity Fund of Lake Read the full article…

Vancouver’s Sixth Marijuana Shop To Open

The selection of recreational marijuana in Southwest Washington grows wider this weekend with the opening of Vancouver's sixth pot shop.

WASHINGTON:  The selection of recreational marijuana in Southwest Washington grows wider this weekend with the opening of Vancouver’s sixth pot shop, GreenHead Cannabis. GreenHead opens its doors for the first time at 10 a.m. today along a busy stretch of St Johns Boulevard in the Rose Village neighborhood, just north of Clark College. After several Read the full article…

Cannabis Day Organizers Must ‘Cease And Desist,’ Says City Of Vancouver

The City of Vancouver has told organizers of an annual Canada Day marijuana festival to 'cease and desist.'

CANADA:  The City of Vancouver has told organizers of an annual Canada Day marijuana festival to ‘cease and desist’ any marketing or promotion because they have not obtained a permit. ‘Cannabis Day’ is held every year on July 1 in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Thousands of people usually show up to support marijuana legalization and Read the full article…

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…

93 Marijuana Dispensaries In Vancouver Identified By CBC

CBC has identified 93 Vancouver medical marijuana dispensaries including 91 that are in operation and another two that are on the brink of opening.

CANADA:  About 40 per cent of Vancouver’s marijuana businesses are less than 300 metres away from city schools and community centres — putting them in violation of the city’s proposed regulation on pot dispensaries. The city released its list of 84 marijuana-related businesses operating within Vancouver on Friday, but admitted the list may not be complete. The city initially denied Read the full article…

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…

Vancouver Public To Have Input On Marijuana Dispensaries

The public will have a chance to give their input on Vancouver’s proposal to regulate pot shops after city council decided to send the issue to public hearing.

CANADA:  The public will have a chance to give their input on Vancouver’s proposal to regulate the growing number of pot shops after city council decided April 28 to send the issue to public hearing. The move, which is unprecedented by a Canadian municipal government, came after city manager Penny Ballem outlined a series of Read the full article…

Mark Zekulin: Vancouver’s Pot Plan Would Create More Problems

The difference between an illegal dispensary and a legal, regulated licensed producer is that much of the cost associated with regulated product goes toward maintaining clean, pharmaceutical-standard growing operations and ensuring that every product is tested, pesticide-free and properly labelled.

CANADA:  The proliferation of marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver is indeed troubling. And while I applaud Coun. Kerry Jang’s desire to take action by regulating these shops, I believe his approach and rationale are entirely misguided. Jang justifies the existence of illegal dispensaries based on an incorrect assertion of affordability. We cannot make a sweeping assertion Read the full article…