Why I work at the pot shop: Medical marijuana saved my life, says Weeds staffer
  • How will legal pot be sold? Three things that might happen, and one that won’t

    November 10, 2016

    Some time after next spring, Canadians will be able to legally buy marijuana for use purely for pleasure. How will it be sold? That hasn’t been decided, and there’s a lot at stake for the potential players: a CIBC report earlier this year estimated the size of the national recreational cannabis market at up to $10 […]

  • Vancouver not the only city dealing with surge in pot dispensaries

    May 6, 2016

    Vancouver not the only city dealing with surge in pot dispensaries Cities such as Vancouver and Victoria have crafted city bylaws granting dispensaries business licences that allow them to operate, but the practice is still technically against Canadian law. In Toronto, where no such business licensing bylaws apply, at … Read more on Vancouver Sun […]

  • Oregon Medical marijuana dispensaries to start collecting 25 percent tax

    February 5, 2016

    Medical marijuana dispensaries to start collecting 25 percent tax House Bill 2041 authorized the tax that begins in January, and the rate is in effect for dispensary sales until December 31, 2016. Toward the end of the 2015 Legislative Session, marijuana taxation shifted from the grower level to the point of sale. Read more on […]

  • Jamie Shaw on the approval process for Vancouver cannabis dispensaries

    November 1, 2015

    We spoke this week with Jamie Shaw of the BC Compassion Club Society (BCCCS) and the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) on the City of Vancouver’s recent update to their regulatory process for ‘marijuana-related business’. Jamie discuss the BCCCS’s appeal to the Vancouver Board of Variance in regard to their own application, the […]

  • (Some) Dispensaries given 30 days to stop “all activities with controlled substances”?

    September 10, 2015

    Some dispensaries selling medical cannabis were reportedly sent a letter via email today from Health Canada warning them to immediately suspend their activities that are in violation of Federal law. The letter (an email) sets a specific timeline for adherence, following up on a public statement from Health Canada recently regarding advertising restrictions on illegal products. Dispensaries […]