Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Make History

CANNABIS CULTURE – History was made today at the largest-ever gathering of Canadian cannabis dispensary operators in Vancouver.

The Canadian Association of Medicinal Dispensaries (CAMCD) hosted a symposium today at the UBC downtown campus on Robson. Over two dozen cannabis dispensaries were represented at the event.

The event covered dispensary standards and the CAMCD certification process, as well as including discussion about the legal status of dispensaries and various court cases relating to medical cannabis in Canada.

Canadian cannabis dispensaries operate in a grey area of the law. There is no legislation which allows dispensaries to operate, but there are currently over 50 operating in Vancouver and another two dozen operating across the country.

CAMCD is a non-profit society formed by cannabis dispensary operators from across Canada, created to set standards and protocols for dispensaries, and act as a certification body to ensure a high standard of patient care and promotion of best practices.

“This is a historic event,” said Dana Larsen, vice-president of CAMCD. “The cannabis dispensary movement is stronger than ever and growing quickly all across the country. Our goal is to ensure that dispensaries are maintaining a high standard of patient care and acting as responsible members of their community.”

“We’ve created a detailed set of protocols and standards for cannabis dispensaries,” said Larsen. “When a dispensary has been certified, that gives patients and community members an assurance that it is being operated at a high standard.”

Find out more about the Canadian Association of Medicinal Dispensaries.