Vancouver has awarded 6 new Development Permits to dispensaries seeking a business license. There are currently eight dispensaries and compassion clubs licensed by the city, with another 13 now at the Development Permit stage.
Point Grey Cannabis at 3357 W 4th Ave, Farm Dispensary at 369 Columbia, The Herb Co at 779 Kingsway, Green Cross Society of BC at 4296 Main St, MMJ Canada Society at 225 SE Marine Dr. and Karuna Health Foundation at 4510 Victoria Dr have all been moved to the second stage of licensing.
The first four of these are business who were granted a zoning variance by city's Board of Variance.
The Medical Marijuana Related Use licensing (MMRU) program has three main stages of licensing; the Condition Permit, the Development Permit and then finally, a Business License. Dispensaries pay a $30,00 a year fee to the city, while Compassion Clubs pay a $1,000 fee.
Under Vancouver’s MMRU rules, Compassion Clubs must be registered under the Society Act, must be a member of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD), must provide additional, non-cannabis related medical services such as Reiki, nutritional counselling, psychological Chinese, or massage, all via registered practitioners, and must be provided for at least 60% of the time that the Compassion Club is open for business.
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8 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
The Healing Centre — 6416 Main St
Scooter Health Society (Formerly EDEN) — 3441 Kingsway
WestCanna — 700 W Broadway
The Budda Barn —2179 West 4th
13 Vancouver MMRU Development Permits
Eggs Canna — 208 East 16 Avenue
LotusLand Fairview Cannabis Society— 1110 W Broadway
THCC The Herb Co — 1193 Main St.
BC Pain Society — 2894 East Broadway
Westcoast Medicann — 3150 Cambie Street (specifically 3178 Cambie St)
EVO Medi Society — 1501 Commercial Dr
Stressed and Depressed —1353 East 41St
Point Grey Cannabis Ltd —3357 W 4th Ave
Farm Dispensary— 369 Columbia
The Herb Co. — 779 Kingsway
Green Cross Society of BC — 4296 Main St
MMJ Canada Society — 225 SE Marine Dr
Karuna Health Foundation — 4510 Victoria Dr
14 Dispensaries With Conditional Permits
1712 West 4th Avenue — Apollo Medical Society
1952 West 4th Avenue— Lotusland Cannabis Society
3747 West 10th Avenue — Banana Health Society
258 West Broadway Sunrise— Wellness Foundation
2995 Commercial Drive -BC Compassion Club Society
6415 Fraser — The Herb Co
2231 Granville Street -The Green Rhino
2584 Granville Street -The Green Rhino
2768 Kingsway — Medicinal Express
2943 Kingsway – Suite A — Sunrise Wellness Foundation
1745 Nanaimo Street — The Herb Co
610 Robson Street -Vancity Weed
1429 Robson Street — S.W.E.D.
5055 Victoria Dr. — The Herb Co.