The City of Vancouver has only collected a fraction of the fines they’ve handed out to marijuana dispensaries.
Nearly $600,000 worth of tickets have been written to pot shop owners who are running their businesses without a license.
As of April 4, the city has handed out nearly 1,400 tickets to dispensaries keeping the doors open in violation of Vancouver’s dispensary bylaw.
The majority of those, nearly 1,100 were for $250, while 315 of them were for $1,000.
But the city has collected just 20 per cent of the fines, worth about $120,000.
Currently, 45 permits have been granted for medical marijuana-related uses and compassion clubs.
Meanwhile, 43 rogue storefronts remain open in the city that are subject to enforcement, 27 of them facing city injunctions.