Marijuana Vending Machine In Action [Video] $50 AN OUNCE

Marijuana Vending Machine In Action [Video]



The marijuana vending machine is located at BC Pain Society, 2908 Commercial Drive Vancouver BC, featuring Purple Kush, Bubba Kush, sativa and indica strains of medical marijuana as well as Phoenix Tears Oil.




Get a Medical Marijuana Card

The list of problems that can be treated by medical marijuana is expansive and includes but is not limited to: Anxiety, Asthma, Brain/Head Injury, Cancer, Depression, Colitis, Emphysema, Epilepsy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraines, Nausea, Chronic Pain, Parkinson’s Disease, Sleep Disorders, Substance Addiction, and much more.

When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that a “drug” that helps with such a wide array of medical problems can be deemed illegal, while another “drug” (alcohol) that only causes medical problems/death is legal and widely accepted.

But, this is not a post to debate over what is right and wrong, it’s simply a place to provide the information needed so that you can get your own medical marijuana card! So, instead of having to buy weed from that kid from your high school, or from a sketchy dude on Hastings Street, you can wander into a perfectly legal medical marijuana shop and buy from some of the many, many, strains/edibles that are available.

While you may be worrying about the upcoming change in Provincial regulations affecting how medical pot is distributed in Canada (Health Canada regulations coming into effect April 1st do not allow storefront or retail distribution of medical marijuana), owners and pot activists are sure that business will continue as usual.

So, with that in mind, how can you go about getting your own medical marijuana card in Vancouver? It’s easier than you thought. First of all, you have to suffer from one of the many problems that is treatable with marijuana. Second, you have to get a note from a doctor.

This can be the hard part for most people, as asking a typical doctor for a prescription for medical marijuana still seems taboo and frowned-upon. Luckily, there are several medical marijuana dispenseries in Vancouver who have their own in-house doctors who can write you a prescription, including:

iMedikate Dispensary Society (located at 6128 Fraser Street) holds doctor days two or more times a week to make the process really easy. Book an appointment by giving them a call at 604-569-2268

Canna Clinic Medicinal Society (758 East Broadway and 231 Abbott Street) has a walk-in clinic that provides prescriptions to those eligible to receive medical marijuana.

Eden Medicinal Society (637 E Hastings, 161 E Pender, 1674 Davie) holds naturopathic doctor consultations for as low as $40 per visit, depending on what you’re getting. You could settle for a prescription, or just go for some acupuncture.

Medical Marijuana card Vancouver




Some medical marijuana growers licensed by Health Canada say new regulations for pot dispensaries proposed by Vancouver city hall will legitimize the sale of illegally acquired weed.

Last week, the city said it would start regulating the 80 dispensaries selling marijuana that have popped up in recent years because the federal government has left a legal vacuum.

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose quickly condemned the idea, saying the dispensaries are illegal and should just be shut down.

“Storefronts and dispensaries do not operate within a ‘grey zone,’ and the law is clear; they are illegal,” Ambrose wrote in a letter to Mayor Gregor Robertson.

Now some licensed marijuana producers say they agree — there is no grey area — pointing out there is no legal way for dispensaries to get their weed.


From the British Columbia Government Website.


Medical Marijuana

British Columbia Specific Information

Health Canada can approve access to marijuana (marihuana, cannabis) for medical use to help treat the symptoms of certain medical conditions. Under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) you can apply for approval to use marijuana if you are suffering from a serious or debilitating illness, live in Canada, and have the support of a medical doctor. For more information on medical marijuana in Canada, visit Health Canada – Medical Use of Marihuana, call the Marihuana Medical Access Program at 1-866-337-7705, or speak with your health care provider.

All narcotics, including prescribed medications such as medical marijuana, can be addictive. If you are concerned about your use of narcotics, speak with your health care provider. Individual, family, and small group counselling is available to people of all ages who are directly or indirectly affected by alcohol and other drug use by calling the 24-hour BC Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service in the Lower Mainland at 604-660-9382 or toll-free anywhere in B.C. at 1-800-663-1441.

To find mental health and substance use support services in your area, you can search HealthLinkBC’s FIND Services and Resources Directory or contact your local health authority.

Topic Overview

What is medical marijuana, and is it legal?

Marijuana is a drug that is made up of the leaves, flowers, and buds of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Medical marijuana is the use of this drug to help treat symptoms like pain, nausea, and lack of appetite. It may be used by people who have conditions like cancer, AIDS, or multiple sclerosis.

In Canada, it is against the law to possess, sell, give away, or grow marijuana without legal permission from Health Canada. People who have certain health problems can buy a limited amount of marijuana for their own use, and licensed people can grow and provide medical marijuana to those who need it.

Possession and use of medical marijuana must be authorized by a doctor as a medical treatment.

If you think you might want to try medical marijuana, talk to your doctor. You can also visit the Health Canada website at for more information.

What do the experts say?

The medical use of marijuana has been studied for decades. But experts still don’t agree on how safe it is or how well it works.

Some medical experts don’t recommend marijuana because:

  • Marijuana may impair your memory, judgment, and coordination. It can increase your risk of being in a car crash.
  • Marijuana smoke may harm your lungs.
  • There are other prescription drugs that may work just as well, such as new kinds of pain and nausea medicines.

Other medical experts do recommend marijuana because:

  • It can provide pain relief when normal pain medicines don’t work or have unwanted side effects.
  • It can improve appetite and relieve nausea in people who have cancer or AIDS.
  • It may help relieve symptoms such as pain and muscle stiffness (spasticity) in people who have multiple sclerosis.

Be sure to let your doctor know if you are using medical marijuana. If you’re pregnant, it is not safe to use alcohol or drugs, including marijuana.

How do you use medical marijuana?

Marijuana is usually smoked. It can also be brewed into tea, vaporized, applied to the skin, or cooked in food.

You may be affected for hours after you use marijuana. How soon you feel the effects of marijuana and how long they last depends on many things, including:

  • How much you used.
  • How you took it.
  • How your own body responds to it.

Unwanted side effects may include:

  • Dry mouth.
  • Red eyes.
  • Anxiety or paranoid thoughts.
  • Faster heart rate.
  • Nausea and vomiting.

Can marijuana produce dependence?

Some people who regularly use marijuana can become dependent on it. This means that they keep using marijuana even though it’s having harmful effects on their lives.

The risk of addiction is higher in people who:

  • Start using marijuana when they’re young.
  • Use it every day.
  • Have mental health problems.

People who use marijuana often and then quit may have withdrawal symptoms. These include anxiety, trouble sleeping, and intense cravings for the drug.

Are there alternatives to medical marijuana?

Doctors can prescribe two legal alternatives. Both of these drugs contain a form of THC, the main chemical in marijuana.

  • THC and cannabidiol (Sativex). This a combination medicine that can relieve pain in people who have advanced cancer and relieve spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis. This drug has naturally occurring THC.
  • Nabilone (Cesamet). This medicine is used to relieve nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. It may also improve the appetite of people who have AIDS. Nabilone contains man-made THC.

Talk to your doctor if you think these medicines might help relieve your symptoms.

What is synthetic marijuana?

Synthetic marijuana is made of dried plant material that is treated with chemicals that produce effects like marijuana’s effects. It is sold as incense under many names, such as K2 or Spice. The labels often claim that these products are “safe” or “natural.” But in fact, the active chemicals are created in a lab. And they could be dangerous.

Health Canada does not recommend the use of these products due to the inaccurate ingredient labeling which may lead to serious side effects. Products containing ingredients similar to cannabis are illegal in Canada.

People think that using these drugs will make them feel the same as when they use marijuana. But these drugs are different from marijuana. And the effects are hard to predict. That’s because the type and strength of the chemicals used are often unknown. Some people have reported severe symptoms, such as:

  • Fast heart rate and high blood pressure.
  • Vomiting.
  • Feeling agitated or confused.
  • Feeling like others want to harm them (paranoia), or seeing or hearing things that aren’t there (hallucinations).

A few of British Columbia Medical Marijuana Clubs

Click on any clinic and it will take you directly to there web site.


BC Compassion Club Society

*Reminder:  is not a medical blog, we are just a place online that lists unique things to do in Vancouver. Don’t take this as medical advice.

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