Vancouver has become the first city in Canada to regulate and license medical marijuana dispensaries.
A bylaw was passed Wednesday by Mayor Gregor Robertson, with the support of Vision Vancouver councillors and Green Party councillor Adriane Carr.
The new bylaw will charge dispensaries a $30,000 licence fee — and require shops to be at least 300 metres from community centres, schools and other dispensaries.
UBC experts are available to comment on this precedent-setting bylaw:
Rielle Capler, MHA, PhDc
- Expertise: cannabis, marijuana, medical cannabis, medical marijuana
Zach Walsh, PhD, RPsych
Associate Professor, Psychology
Co-Director, Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law
University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus