Have Your Say: Regulating Medical Marijuana- Related Businesses in Victoria
August 27, 2015
Exploring Regulations for Medical Marijuana-Related Businesses
The City of Victoria is exploring regulations for medical marijuana related businesses operating in Victoria. The purpose of the regulations will be to mitigate any community impacts, while maintaining access to medical marijuana for residents.
Medicinal marijuana is regulated by Health Canada. Under current Health Canada regulations medical marijuana can be prescribed and then ordered from a licensed producer. Mail order is the only approved way to purchase medical marijuana.
Over the course of the last year, there has been a significant increase in the number of marijuana-related businesses operating in the City of Victoria. These include businesses that sell marijuana paraphernalia (bongs, pipes, etc) and/or provide medical advice or consulting relating to the use of medical marijuana. Although some businesses are currently selling marijuana, none have a Health Canada licence that permits this.
Have Your Say
As the City of Victoria explores ways to regulate medical marijuana-related businesses, we welcome input from local businesses and residents to better understand related community impacts or concerns.
Thank you for your interest in this topic.
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