Tag: v-cbc

  • 21 Years of Medicine, Community and Constant Change

    This weekend the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club will be celebrating 21 incredible years of operating with its Annual General Meeting followed by a potluck at the club.  While this has been the club’s most difficult year in many ways, there appears to be a bright future ahead for the organization as we leap into a […]

  • My Four Years at the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club

    Evan Laine On June 6th, 2012, Ted Smith asked me to come into the Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada.  I had been asking Ted to hire me for half a decade.  Every year on April 20th, I would bring him my latest cannabis infused creation.  I would offer him muffins, cookies, brownies, or vegetarian pot-pie […]

  • V-CBC Silent Art Auction Fundraiser

    The Hempology 101 Society is hosting an Art Auction to raise funds to help the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club continue to provide top quality services to their members. RSVP to the Facebook Event Page Visit Victoria’a oldest cannabis dispensary at 826 Johnston Street in downtown Victoria. Peruse the local art displayed on the wall and make […]

  • Notes on the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers’ Club

      Judith Stamps On January 31st about 60 of us filled a room at the Fernwood Community Centre in Victoria BC to attend the Victoria Cannabis Buyers’ Club’s 20th anniversary AGM.  I will say without equivocation that the meeting sparkled.  Here are some highlights, and issues to ponder. 1.  Renowned activist Ted Smith, who has […]

  • How The World’s Oldest Compassion Club Started In A Van

    Ted Smith This month the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club is celebrating 20 years of publicly providing cannabis products to patients.  There is a lot to celebrate.  While the recent victories of the club have been well documented, the early history is not so well known. When I moved to Victoria in September 1995 to start […]

  • Medicated Cookies Face Possible Extinction In Victoria Dispensaries

    Ted Smith Proposed regulations for dispensaries drafted by staff for the Victoria city council suggest following the lead of Vancouver to prohibit cannabis edibles, but there is another option council may take.  Instead of an outright ban of anything but basic oils infused with cannabis, the city could adopt regulations that follow the policies laid […]

  • Updates, Warnings and Suggestions # 45

    By Ted Smith Well it has been a very exciting spring for us at the Cannabis Digest.  A victory party was held at Gayle Quin’s property after the June 11 Supreme Court of Canada victory, giving supporters a chance to celebrate with her, Owen Smith, Kirk Tousaw, myself and many other activists.  The joy could […]

  • Tilray Bulldog Attacks Dispensaries

    By Ted Smith On Thurs May 14, 2015, the Victoria City Council is expected to formally request city staff to prepare bylaws to license medical cannabis dispensaries.  While the vast majority of local citizens have expressed support for this development, a local consultant has decided to jump into the fray with a letter so biased […]

  • Weed Woman: Gayle Quin Loves Her Plants

      From the tender age of 13, Gayle Quin was destined to be a cannabis activist. It began in 1970.  Her mom threw out plants she found in the house. Gayle defiantly picked the plants up and replanted them near her home. There was a very good reason she has fought so hard for this […]

  • Extract Trial: Dieter MacPherson and The V-CBC

    The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club (V-CBC) is the beating heart of the Extract Trial. With thousands of active members, the discreet downtown Victoria dispensary founded by Ted Smith has served medical cannabis patients since 1996. The club barely skipped a beat after I was arrested and has since expanded and improved upon their product line. […]