In the latest numbers obtained from the City of Vancouver, just over 20 per cent of the 691 bylaw infraction tickets issued since Apr. 29 have been paid by dispensaries.

The fines, issued to dispensaries that have have not shut down after unsuccessfully applying for a license from the city, cost businesses $250 for each infraction. The city has received $35,000 from the 140 tickets it says have been paid, with another $137,750 outstanding.

The city doesn’t detail the cost of staff administering the tickets to the 57 dispensaries listed as subject to the fines.

It’s now been over a year since the city first introduced its plan to regulate the city’s dispensary industry and four of the shops have made it through the complete process.

Permits and Licensing Numbers
Development permits issued for Medical Marijuana-related Uses (MMRUs)
15
Development permits under review for Medical Marijuana-related Uses (MMRUs)
20
Compassion Club business licences issued
2
Retail Dealer – Medical Marijuana Advocacy business licences issued
2
Business Licence applications under review 
8
Bylaw Enforcement 
Medical marijuana stores that have complied with regulations and have closed or are no longer selling marijuana since April 29, 2016
32
Stores currently operating that are subject to enforcement
57
Stores currently operating that are not subject to enforcement 
31
Tickets Issued ($250 each)
691
Tickets Paid
140
Injunctions Filed
27