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. 

Dispensaries that have received a development permit:

  • 1316 Kingsway — MPN Health Society
  • 2894 E Broadway — BC Pain Society
  • 1193 Main St — The Herb Co.
  • 2179 W 4th Ave — Buddha Barn
  • 4545 W 10th Ave — Wealth Shop Society
  • 6416 Main St — The Healing Center
  • 3439 Kingsway — Eden Medicinal
  • 699 E 65th Av — Medicinal Express
  • 1605 Renfrew Street — Urban Earth Med Society
  • 3150 Cambie Street — Westcoast Medicann Society

Dispensaries that have moved to the second-stage of the city’s process:

  • 208 E 16th Ave — Eggs Canna Inc.
  • 1357 East 41st Avenue — Stressed and Depressed Association
  • 511 West 7th Avenue — Apple Health Society (Eden Medicinal)
  • 3615 West 17 Ave — Apollo Medical Society
  • 1501 Commercial Drive — EVO Medi Society
  • 8061 Fraser Street — Medicinal Express
  • 2768 Kingsway — Medicinal Express
  • 4296 Main St — The Green Cross Society
  • 1745 Nanaimo Street — The Herb Co.
  • 205 SE Marine Dr — Medical Mary-Jane Canada Society
  • 4520 Victoria Dr — Karuna Health Foundation

Dispensaries that have had their initial rejection overturned by the Board of Variance:

  •  211 E 16th Ave — Greatful Med
  • 3357 W 4th Ave — Point Grey Cannabis Ltd
  • 3133 W Broadway — Chronic Hub Social Club Society
  •  2991 Commercial Dr — BC Compassion Club Society
  • 1182 Thurlow St — The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary
  • 2943 Kingsway — Sunrise Wellness Kingsway Foundation
  • 369 Columbia — Farm Dispensary