Medical marijuana dispensary upsets Vancouver condo neighbours

The plan to open a new medical marijuana dispensary at a downtown Vancouver condo complex has riled up some residents of 1675 Hornby Street. 

Maxine Clough, one of the residents at the condo near Hornby St. and Beach Ave., said that while she and her neighbours have no problem with medical marijuana, their building is simply the wrong location. She has started a petition to stop the store from opening and has collected roughly 140 signatures so far.

"We have the Montessori school just down the bike path. We have another pre-school on Burrard Street, where the children go by here all the time," she says. "We just don't think this is the right atmosphere [for a medical marijuana store]."

She says residents are also concerned their building insurance will be cancelled, property values will take a hit, and the smell from the store will be overwhelming.

The small store is scheduled to open on Friday without a business license. Once it opens,...

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