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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Compassion Club Gets Eviction For Christmas

For Immediate Release Thursday December 22, 2022 Victoria, B.C.:  The oldest medical cannabis provider in Canada will be moving in the new year, after its new landlord gave the society an eviction notice, effective Jan 2, 2022, just before the Christmas break.  On December 14, lawyers for Bluebird Core Associates Inc. served the Victoria Cannabis […]

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Victoria, BC MP Laurel Collins Supports the VCBC

For Immediate Release November 16, 2022 Victoria, B.C.:  Another strong letter of support for the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club to get an exemption from the Cannabis Act has come from the Victoria federal Member of Parliament, Laurel Collins. The VCBC has been advocating for an exemption from the Cannabis Act for years in order to […]


Cannabis Act Review 2022: Survey Responses from the VCBC

Compiled and written by Ted Smith and Jacq Kittel We are pleased to present our formal answers to Health Canada’s review of the Cannabis Act. They are conducting this review as a key component of the legislative process to gather public input via online engagement. The Cannabis Act has been highly problematic and inadequate since […]

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With most recreational producers and retailers in the cannabis sector struggling to make a profit, there is very little incentive to save the medical cannabis program amongst them.  It is hard to blame the recreational cannabs industry for wanting the business, given how various levels of government are making it very difficult to turn a […]

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Ever since the first judge decided cannabis had medical benefits that patients had a constitutional right to access, Health Canada and doctos have fought tooth and nail to discredit, diminish, dismiss, and undermine the acceptance of this plant as a legitimate medicine.  From the mid 1990’s, doctors have been fighting the medical cannabis program and […]