Vancouver awards their fourth dispensary business license to Green Valley Medicinal

The city currently has 4 licensed dispensaries, with another 11 with a development permit and another 19 with a conditional permit.

Vancouver granted the fourth marijuana related use permit (mmru) business license today to Green Valley Medicinal at 699 E 65th Ave. Green Valley Medicinal applied as a Medicinal Express, but has since changed ownership. The listed owner, Shaylen Smith, was unavailable for comment.

Vancouver’s licensing process has been very slowly progressing for over a year now, after being formally approved in an 8-3 vote by City Council in June of 2015. City Councillor Kerry Jang, the city’s lead on the MMRU ticket, has said the process could take years to complete, blaming issues like background security checks required for the final stage of achieving a Business License.

Jang has said in the past he believes ultimately about 15-20 MMRU licenses will be issued.

This articles has been updated: Sept 2, 2016.


4 Business Licenses

Wealth Shop Society – 104-4545 West 10th Ave

Aura Health Studio – MPN Society (Formerly MedPotNow) –1316 Kingsway

Urban Earth Med Society — 1605 Renfrew St

Green Valley Medicinal (formerly Medicinal Express)— 699 E 65th Ave

11 Vancouver MMRU Development Permits

Eggs Canna — 208 East 16 Avenue

LotusLand Fairview Cannabis Society— 1110 W Broadway

The Healing Centre — 6416 Main St

Scooter Health Society (Formerly EDEN) — 3441 Kingsway

THCC The Herb Co — 1193 Main St. 

The Budda Barn — 2179 West 4th

BC Pain Society — 2894 East Broadway

Westcoast Medicann —  3150 Cambie Street (specifically 3178 Cambie Street)

EVO Medi Society — 1501 Commercial Dr.

Stressed and Depressed — 1357 East 41st

700 W Broadway— WestCanna

19 Dispensaries With Conditional Permits

211 E 17th — Grateful Med

3357 W 4th Ave — Point Grey Cannabis

1712 West 4th Avenue — Apollo Medical Society

1952 West 4th Avenue— Lotusland Cannabis Society

3747 West 10th Avenue — Banana Health Society

3028 Arbutus — Herban Legends

258 West Broadway Sunrise— Wellness Foundation

351 Columbia St— Farm Dispensary

6415 Fraser — The Herb Co

138 E Hastings — Eden Medicinal One

779 Kingsway — The Herb Co

2768 Kingsway — Medicinal Express

2943 Kingsway - Suite A — Sunrise Wellness Foundation

4296 Main Street — Green Cross

1745 Nanaimo Street — The Herb Co

1429 Robson Street — S.W.E.D.

205 Southeast Marine Drive — MMJ Canada

4520 Victoria Drive — Karuna Health

5055 Victoria Dr. — The Herb Co.

Featured image of 669 E 65th via Google Maps

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  1. Diablo Reply

    This place has the worst customer service
    The guy on fraser st branch is horrible when it comes to customers