“The Box Has Become an Indispensable Part of My Life”: A Case Study of Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club and its Consumption Space.” Written by Gagnon, M., Payne, A., Walsh, Z., Guta, A., & Strike, C. (2023).  Published in Contemporary Drug Problems https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00914509231183147 INTRODUCTION Legalization has provided many benefits to cannabis consumers in Canada.  However, almost five […]

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Health Canada Expert Panel Meets With Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club

For Immediate Release Thursday June 8, 2023 Victoria, B.C.:  Health Canada chose an Expert Panel to review the Cannabis Act five years after it was brought into effect. We held a meeting with the panel and members and staff of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club yesterday to discuss the benefits of storefront access like our […]

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Exemption Denied: Health Canada Shuts Door on Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club

For Immediate Release Friday June 2, 2023 Exemption Denied: Health Canada Shuts Door on Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club Victoria, B.C.:  Despite multiple letters of support from the City of Victoria, a series of letters from drug policy experts and over 300 patient testimonials; Health Canada has denied a request from the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club […]


VCBC May 2023 Updates & Announcements

We filed a lawsuit against the province. The VCBC is well known for its long standing work as a voice for patients who use cannabis as medicine.  On May 2nd 2023 we filed for an injunction against the province and filed a constitutional challenge in a lawsuit against the province “in response to the three […]

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For Immediate Release: VCBC Files Constitutional Challenge Against Province

For Immediate Release :  Iconic Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club  Announces Press Conference After Filing Constitutional Challenge Against Province (Victoria, BC; May 1, 2023) Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club announces a press conference to be held tomorrow Tuesday May 2nd, 2023.   Topic: Constitutional Challenge.  The VCBC, well known for their long standing work as a voice for […]


VCBC Reflections on the Medical Cannabis Access Survey Summary Report – April 4th, 2023

“Medical Cannabis Access Survey Summary Report”  April 4th, 2023 Developed collaboratively by Lynda G. Balneaves, Ashleigh Brown, Matthew Green, Erin Prosk, Lucile Rapin, Max Monahan-Ellison, Eva McMillan, Jonathan Zaid, Michael Dworkind, and Cody Z. Watlinghttps://www.medicalcannabissurvey.ca/ Review By Jacqueline KittelVictoria Cannabis Buyers Club Introduction On April 4th 2023, we had the opportunity to listen in on […]

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VCBC Reaches out to Premiere after 3rd Raid.

March 30th, 2023 The fight for an acceptable medical cannabis program continues as the Community Safety Unit (CSU) raids the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club (VCBC) on March 23, 2023, for the third time since cannabis was legalized in 2018.  The past raids occurred in November 2019, and then again in June 2020.  This third raid […]