We’re learning more about which medical marijuana dispensaries have successfully navigated Vancouver’s new pot shop regulations — with a handful now clearing the first hurdle.
Just 14 medical marijuana storefronts met Vancouver’s guidelines to apply for a development permit.
Now, five look to have the green light to move forward.
John Greer, Vancouver’s Assistant Director for Development Services — told the Board of Variance the five had either been approved or were in the final administrative process.
Two of those five were identified: the Herb Co. and MPN Health Society, both on Kingsway.
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Asked for more detail, Greer would only say the city will share more information in the coming days.
The successful applicants will now need to obtain a business license from the City of Vancouver.
The city has two medical marijuana license categories.
A retail license for businesses that sell medical marijuana to the general public comes with a fee of $30,000, while a compassion club license for member-only non-profits will cost $1,000.