Visit Cannabis Culture Headquarters

Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture HeadquartersMarc Emery’s Cannabis Culture HeadquartersThe world-famous activist-owned Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters is located in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada at 307 West Hastings Street.

Our store is home to a huge selection of amazing high-quality glass and other kinds of pipes, bongs, vaporizers, rolling papers, grinders, scales, movies, books, magazines, clothing and accessories, hash-making kits, stickers, games, and much more! Inside our store you will also find The Urban Shaman, with a wide array of entheogenic and psychedelic herbs for sale (but not cannabis), as well as the Cannabis Culture Magazine office.

Above our store is the Pot TV studio and the BC Marijuana Party Headquarters, which hosts a fabulous space where you can rent a table with a Volcano vaporizer for $5 per hour and get wireless internet, watch cannabis movies on a big-screen TV, play a game on the pool table or “Prince of Pot” pinball machine, and meet like-minded people. Please note: we do not sell marijuana and there is no buying or selling of marijuana allowed in our building.

Since Marc set up shop in 1994, this area of Vancouver has become known as “The Pot Block” and is currently home to a number of seed dealers and other pot-friendly stores. Come visit us and experience “Vansterdam”!


Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters
307 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1H6
(604) 682-1172
Monday to Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

The BC Marijuana Party Headquarters
307 West Hastings Street, 3rd floor
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1H6
(604) 632-1750
Sunday to Thursday: 10am – midnight
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 1am

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The Cannabis Culture Store has gone through many names over the years. First founded by Marc Emery in 1994 as HEMP BC, the store was located in a small space across the street from the current location. HEMP BC was the first and only store in Canada at the time where anyone could buy bongs, pipes, grow books and marijuana seeds.

Marc Emery led a nationwide retail revolution, encouraging others to open similar shops across Canada, and providing wholesale products to get them started. Repeated raids in 1996, 1997 and 1998 eventually led to the store closing for a time. However, in 2001 the store re-opened as the headquarters for the BC Marijuana Party, and was known as the BCMP Bookstore.

In 2007, the store changed the name again to reflect its range of products and the historical significance of the building (as well as to coordinate with Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Magazine), and is now known as Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters store, or CCHQ.

The store is always changing and improving, so videos may show outdated products and layout, but you can be sure it’s always the #1 place to go for everything related to the cannabis culture! Visit us 364 days of the year (we’re only closed on Christmas day)! “We have everything you need but the weed!”


July 19, 2011
Pot TV promo with previous manager Shanteca showing you what we have in store!

December 27, 2010
Gaelic TG4 TV host Hector takes viewers on a tour of pot tourism spot Cannabis Culture Headquarters at 307 W. Hasting St. in Vancouver. Hector checks out the bong shop and BC Marijuana Party Vapour Lounge and speaks with Princess of Pot Jodie Emery, wife of imprisoned activist Marc Emery.

December 31, 2009
On December 22nd and 23rd, our friend and supporter Tommy Chong brought his son Gilbran to “Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters” to do some Christmas shopping. We thanked him for his continued support to FREE MARC EMERY!

March 19, 2010
CNN iReport stops by CCHQ during the Olympics to talk to Marc and Jodie Emery about marijuana and business in British Columbia.

(Short version)

(Long version, full tour)

February 19, 2010
Norway’s TV 2 Nyhetene comes to the Pot Block in Vancouver, British Columbia for the Olympics and speaks with marijuana activist Marc Emery at Cannabis Culture Headquarters.

January 27, 2010
One of Finland’s largest television channels recently paid a visit to CCHQ to talk to Marc Emery about cannabis legalization and the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

November 17, 2009
Take a look at the products available at Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters in this Reality Check video by Mandy.

December 6, 2008
Tour the CCHQ store and see the products available for sale.

December 3, 2007
Join Marc and Rhiannon for a Christmas trip through Vancouver’s famous pot store for all your cannabis needs.