“We are really excited about it.”
Tyler Shepherd is the manager of VanCity Weed on Granville Street.
City officials say the entertainment district on Granville could be a no-go zone for medical pot shops.
But Shepherd says he doesn’t mind moving, and welcomes more regulation.
That’s even though Vancouver is already one of the most self-regulated medicinal marijuana dispensaries in the city.
“We try to keep our records and our compliance stuff, even though there is nothing to really comply with yet, at a pretty high level. So I mean our estimation is that this is going to get rid of some of our competition that doesn’t really pay attention to that stuff, we are prepared to pay whatever fees the city comes up with.”
Shepherd says they will pay whatever the city wants.
“Do whatever they need us to do to make sure that our place in the city is established in such a way that it can continue to exist without drama and issues coming up.”
Other operators say the proposed $30,000 dollar licensing fee is too steep.