Today the tenth #cannabis retail store in Vancouver was approved. Operators are reminded to ensure they comply with all provincial and municipal regulations. A full list of all approved store locations is available online at vancouver.ca/cannabis.
Apply to operate a cannabis retail store in Vancouver, and learn how we regulate these types of businesses.
In June 2018, the federal government passed a bill to legalize recreational cannabis in Canada. The provincial government has provided new regulations for businesses to operate.
We've updated our Zoning and Development and our License bylaws to ensure Vancouver cannabis retailers operate in adherence to all regulations.
All cannabis retail stores require a Provincial licence to operate in Vancouver, which is regulated and enforced by the BC Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch under the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.
Medical-marijuana-related retail stores and compassion clubs that have an existing City of Vancouver development permit must apply for a provincial cannabis retail store licence if they wish to operate.
Upon receipt of a provincial licence, retailers must obtain a new municipal business licence. — City of Vancouver/@CityofVancouver