Vancouver to weed out illegal marijuana dispensaries

All eyes on the city as council makes ‘historic’ move toward regulation of at least 100 ‘medical marijuana’ shops
24 June 2015
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Vancouver changed the landscape of Canada’s cannabis culture, becoming the first city in Canada to regulate illegal marijuana dispensaries.

The action, which will see a two-tiered licensing system aimed at weeding out for-profit dispensaries in favour of non-profit compassion clubs, comes as the federal government continues to reject calls to loosen its drug policies. Dispensary owners have 60 days to apply for a licence and will have to qualify under tight criteria, including criminal records checks and limits on where their shops can be located. (See also: Grey area leads to green rush)

The Vancouver Sun (Canada)
Thursday, June 25, 2015