Value of On-Site Cannabis Dispensaries is Missed in Federal Regulations

The chief executive officer of the BC Pharmacy Association wants the newly regulated medical cannabis dispensaries in B.C. to be restricted from calling themselves “dispensaries.”

Where have they been for the last 18 years?

While the new dispensary bylaws in Vancouver seem to trace out a distinction between non-profit “compassion clubs” and dispensaries, I don’t think you’ll be seeing too much confusion from Vancouverites on what exactly is being dispensed at these locations.

When it comes down to it, it’s really just another war around language. Pharmacies certainly don’t have jurisdiction over the word ‘dispensary.’ In fact, I don’t think I would even associate that word with a pharmacy. Quite literally, the word only means “a place where something is dispensed, especially medicine.”

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