B.C. Going to Pot as Authorities Play Waiting Game on Regulating Dispensaries

The number of over-the-counter marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver has soared in the past year to an estimated 61 shops. But as for what’s in store for 2015, the city’s police, politicians and pot impresarios all say the future looks pretty hazy.

That tally means Vancouver has more dispensaries than the rest of Canada combined, according to the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries. CAMCD, an Ontario-based industry organization, also estimates that more than 80 per cent of the country’s dispensaries are in B.C.

The pot shops sprouting up and spreading like weeds throughout the city’s neighbourhoods operate without business licences, largely unregulated in how they advertise, and where they choose to open.

But Vancouver politicians and those in the weed dispensary business are calling on the federal government to regulate the industry.

– Read the entire article at The Province.