Medical marijuana-related businesses are only allowed to operate:
* Similar to the 1,000-foot distance required in Washington and Colorado states
The number of marijuana-related businesses grew by 100 per cent per year from mid-2013 to mid-2015. In the first six months of 2015 there was an increase from 60 to 100 businesses.
Up to now there’s been a lack of a clear and transparent regulatory framework from the Federal Government.
On April 28, 2015, City Council received a report from staff about the proposed regulations and referred them to the June 10 public hearing.
After hearing from speakers, including the chief medical health officer, at the four-day hearing, Council adopted the regulations on June 24.
Our regulations aim to achieve a careful balance between ensuring:
Our approach to these regulations is based on best-practice research and input from key partners such as the Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Coastal Health, Business Improvement Areas, and several key stakeholders in the marijuana-related industry.