To operate a medical marijuana-related retail business or compassion club in the City of Vancouver, you need a development permit and business licence.
New regulations to operate were passed by City Council on June 24, 2015.
There are three steps in the permit and licensing process for medical marijuana-related retail businesses and compassion clubs.
Each application must:
Development permits and business licences are non-transferrable and must be renewed each year.
Follow these steps during your application to operate a medical marijuana-related retail business and compassion club.
Get notified about the next applicant intake.
Medical marijuana-related retail dealers and compassion clubs need both a development permit and a business licence to operate in Vancouver. Blue locations have received a development permit. Green locations have received both a development permit and a business licence.
These medical marijuana-related retail dealers and compassion clubs are operating outside of our approval process and are subject to enforcement. They do not have a development permit or a business license to operate.
|Heritage Dispensary Clinic Society DBA Healing Tree||21 W Broadway|
|Sea to Sky Alternative Healing Society||68 E 2nd Av, Unit 100|
|Leaves of Zazie||109 E Broadway|
|The DUB||138 E Pender St|
|Lime Life||326 E Hastings St|
|Cannabis Culture (formerly Heritage Dispensary Clinic Society DBA Healing Tree)||512 Beatty St|
|Heritage Dispensary Clinic Society DBA Healing Tree||529 E Hastings St|
|Green Room Society||555 Dunsmuir St|
|The Vancouver Mega Chill Society||644 Kingsway|
|Canna Farmacy Society Broadway||736 E Broadway, Unit 102|
|The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary/ Hastings||880 E Hastings St|
|Canmed Wellness||892 Commercial Div North
|Kandu Canna Meds Soc||925 Davie St|
|Canadian Weed Cannabis Society (aka Weeds)||1108 Richards St|
|604 Medicinals (formerly Lime Life)||1167 Granville St|
|Vancity Weed Dispensary Inc.||1181 Granville St|
|Canna Farmacy Society Kingway||1259 Kingsway|
|Vancity Medicinal Society||1299 Kingsway|
|Cannibas Culture||1674 Davie St|
|Green Panda||1707 Robson St|
|Canadian Weed Cannabis Society (aka Weeds)||1807 Burrard St, Unit 104|
|Better Living Society||1812 W 4th Av|
|Health Lifestyle Marijuana Supplies Centre Ltd.||2076 Kingsway|
|Green Cross Society of BC||2145 Kingsway|
|The Green Rhino||2231 Granville St|
|Eggs Canna Inc.||2235 Commercial Dr|
|Eggs Canna Inc.||2303 E Hastings St|
|West Coast Freepaw Society||2347 E Hastings St|
|Canadian Weed Cannabis Society (aka Weeds)||2580 Kingsway|
|Green Panda||2857 W Broadway|
|BC Pain Society||2908 Commercial Dr|
|Canna Farmacy Society Kitsilano||2935 W 4th Av|
|Cannibas Culture||3175 W Broadway|
|Cannabis Culture||3421 E Hastings St|
|S.W.E.D. Dispensary||3450 E Hastings St|
|Lotusland Broadway Cannabis Sociey||3474 W Broadway|
|Karuna Health Foundation||3634 W 4th Av|
|MediCanna||3673 E Hastings St|
|Natural Releaf Society||4153 Fraser St|
|Herbal Pharmacy Supplement Ltd.||4914 Victoria Dr|
|Ascent MMJ||5036 Victoria Dr|
|Canadian Weed Cannabis Society (aka Weeds)||5038 Victoria Dr|
|Imedikate Dispensary Society||6128 Fraser St|
|Medical Mary-Jane Canada Society||6453 Victoria Dr|
|The Leaf Boutique||6528 Victoria Dr|
|Canadian Weed Cannabis Society (aka Weeds)||6657 Main St|
|The Healing Tree||8180 Champlain Crescent|
|MMJ Canada Society||8265 Main St|
|Canna Farmacy Society Marpole||8546 Granville St|
|Divine Ventures||8640 Granville St|
We inform residents and businesses about each medical marijuana-related retail business or compassion club application with:
Comment on an application (listed by address and development permit number)
Preliminary applications that did not meet zoning requirements have been refused. More than 60 refused applications have been appealed to the Board of Variance. If the Board grants an appeal, the applicant can move forward in the permits and licencing process.
The Board will begin hearing appeals in February 2016. You are welcome to attend a Board meeting to comment on an appeal.
Have a concern about an existing business or see a new one open up? Phone 3-1-1.