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…

Victoria’s First Pot Vending Machine Now Up And Running

"Between the time it's packaged and the time it's dispensed and opened by the purchaser, nobody has contact with it."

CANADA: Medical marijuana users in Greater Victoria can now get their prescription filled by a vending machine. The region’s first pot vending machine is now up and running at the BC Pain Society on Quadra Street. A spokesperson for the dispensary says one of the benefits is that the product will be handled by fewer people Read the full article…

Victoria Mulls Crackdown On Marijuana Businesses

Victoria city staff are recommending using business licence regulations to crack down on the budding problem of firms selling medical marijuana.

CANADA:  Victoria city staff are recommending using business licence regulations to crack down on the budding problem of firms selling medical marijuana. In the past year, there has been an explosion of marijuana-related businesses. Storefronts selling marijuana are clearly prohibited by federal laws, says a report going to Victoria councillors Thursday. “It’s beyond frustrating,” Victoria Read the full article…