The city of Vancouver has granted its third official marijuana dispensary license.
The latest to clear they city’s hurdles is compassion club “MPN Health Society” at Kingsway and Clark drive.
Chief Licensing Inspector Andreea Toma says despite some bumps, the licensing process has generally gone smoothly.
“We have people that are fully complying with the rules, we have folks that are chosing not to and be defiant. We are continuing to ticket, we are continuing with injunctions. We are prioritizing those injunctions however.”
MNP is the latest to get the green light from City Hall, but Toma says 10 more are close, six of which should be clear by year’s end.
Toma says there now 27 unlicensed pot shops facing injunctions, with another 33 still defying the city.
“We want to make sure that they’re in the area where the community has been very vocal and has a strong opinion on the business itself, and there’s an impact in terms of allowing them to operate.”
Toma says the city is continuing with enforcement on all defiant pot shops, including fines which start at $250 per day.