Vancouver issues twelfth cannabis dispensary business license

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Vancouver has recently listed its twelfth dispensary licence, issued to WestCoast Medicann Scoiety at 3178 Cambie St. Another 27 have development permits with the city, the final stage before a business licence.

The last medical marijuana relates use (mmru) business licence issued by the city was in August, to Karuna Health Foundation at 4510 Victoria Dr.

Vancouver has been slowly working their way through their licensing program since they began the process in 2015 and had given unlicensed dispensaries until the end of April of 2016 to close. 176 originally applied for a licence. The vast majority failed based on the city’s 300 m zoning regulations, and the city currently lists 60 locations operating without permission that are subject to enforcement.

Councillor Kerry Jang, the city's lead voice on its Medical Marijuana Related Use licensing program (MMRU), has said the program could take several years. He has also said he expects only about 15-20 dispensaries to ultimately get a business licence.

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