First Marijuana Shop Licence Expected in the Spring

Vancouver Board of Variance to begin hearing appeals from rejected pot shop operators in February

The City of Vancouver is still a few months away from making Canadian history by being the first municipality in this country to issue a business licence to an illegal marijuana dispensary, according to the city’s chief licence inspector.

That’s because city staff continues to sort through applications, collect feedback from neighbours of pot shops and wait for results of appeals by applicants initially rejected under the new regulations. Many dispensary operators are also looking for or found new locations for their businesses, said Andreaa Toma, who is overseeing the regulations brought in by city council in June 2015.

“We could be looking at issuing the first business licence probably in the spring of this year,” she said.

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