Last night the Vancouver Dispensary Society announced it’s no longer requiring memberships to make a purchase, expanding its service to all adults without a medical recommendation.
“What The Dispensary is doing is recognizing that adults have the autonomy to make choices for themselves and we are allowing these adults the same dignified and reasonable access that our members have been enjoying since 2008,” the business wrote on Facebook.
The membership restriction will also no longer apply to mail orders from the shop though executive director Dori Dempster said that medicinal members will still have benefits at the shop, including discounts and specials.
All shoppers at the dispensary will need to show government issued ID and those appearing under 25 will need two pieces.
“Those who engage in illegal acts always run the risk of unwanted police attention,” said Montague.