Medical marijuana-related retail stores and compassion clubs: existing applicants

Follow these steps during your application to operate a medical marijuana-related retail business and compassion club.

Step 1: Development permit

After you meet our zoning requirements, apply for a development permit.

The development permit application fee is $713.00 to $5,100.00, based on floor space.

Step 2: Business licence

After your development permit is approved, apply for a business licence.

There are two licence categories:

  1. Medical marijuana-related retail dealers advocate the use of marijuana for medical purposes to a broad public. The licence fee is $31,824 per year.
  2. Compassion clubs are non-profit societies that advocate the use of marijuana for medical purposes and provide a wider range of health services to their members only. The licence fee is $1,061 per year.

Read the full Licence Bylaw requirements PDF file (380 KB)

To apply for a business licence:

  1. Learn about and apply for a business licence
  2. Prepare your business licence application with our checklist PDF file (232 KB)