The City of Vancouver has now advanced 10 medical cannabis dispensaries to the development permit stage, with 11 more currently listed as having advanced to the second-stage of the licensing process.
In addition to those dispensaries that have successfully appealed their rejections at the Board of Variance, there are 28 operations across Vancouver that have moved on in the process of obtaining a city business license.
The city received an initial 176 dispensary applications when the program was announced, and has begun ticketing those dispensaries that haven’t yet closed their doors, including the more than 40 still waiting to have an appeal heard at the Board of Variance.
The city said that, as of the Apr. 29 deadline for unsuccessful applicants to shut down, 22 dispensaries have confirmed to have closed across the city.
The next Board of Variance meeting is scheduled for May 18.