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.
$50 FOR A 1/2 OZ OF PREMIUM MARIJUANA
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
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.
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.
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.
A few of British Columbia Medical Marijuana Clubs
Click on any clinic and it will take you directly to there web site.
*Reminder: TruthCDM.com 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.