Vancouver's pot shops: Everything you need to know about marijuana dispensaries

Visitors wandering through Vancouver could be forgiven for assuming marijuana is legal in the city: dozens of storefronts have sprouted up in recent years advertising pot for sale under the guise of medicine. The federal Conservative government insists the so-called medical marijuana dispensaries are illegal, but the city is considering regulating them with a new class of business licence that will simultaneously cut down on the number of stores while also offering them an air of legitimacy.

Here's what you need to you know about Vancouver's pot dispensaries and what the city plans to do.

The Dispensary a medical cannabis dispensary in Vancouver. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

What is a dispensary?

Dispensaries are storefront operations that sell marijuana

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