While Kamloops opened legal marijuana for recreational use stores as soon as it was passed in October, it has become a heavy struggle for many marijuana stores in the province.
Of course, the Kamloops store is B.C. Ganja Store, and therefore managed by the government. The privately owned marijuana shop must apply for a provincial marijuana shop permit. While compassion clubs do not need to not need a provincial license, they must obtain a city business license.
"Vancouver operators also need city development permits and city business permits. Loving clubs are permitted to offer services but do not sell marijuana, "read the regulations of the City of Vancouver.
At present, the following approved locations are blue having city marijuana development permits:
City of Vancouver
This location is not a fully licensed retail marijuana shop because they need to get a provincial license. Currently, the only store in Vancouver with a license to sell recreational marijuana is opened on Saturday, December 29 in Kitsilano.
While the city business license fee for marijuana retailers is $ 100 in southeast B.C. The Kimberley Community, City of Vancouver plans to charge retailers $ 33,097 for business license fees for each store by 2019.
With that said, the City of Kamloops accused B.C. the $ 5,000 government for business licenses to open the only government-run marijuana shop so far in the province, on October 17, when Canada authorized retail marijuana sales after a 95-year ban.
With files from Business In Vancouver.