CSU pressures to evict 25-year-old non-profit compassion club; VCBC plans to fight

Due to pressure from the Province, the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, aka the VCBC, received an eviction notice. Unless they are able to change this course of action, this industry founding, non-profit compassion club will be forced to leave its address for over two decades. The Provincial Community Safety Unit, aka the CSU, is threatening […]

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Fighting to Survive – Illegal Compassion Club VCBC Receives Provincial Support

For over 25 years, the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club has been advocating for the rights of medicinal cannabis patients and filling in the gaps in the system. Despite the ever-changing political landscape, they have always found a way to make sure that their members will have their needs met. Over the years, the illegal compassion […]

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A look at the new BC Government Cannabis Programs before BC elections

No question, we live in unprecedented times, and in many ways, it’s changing the social landscape. The focus has shifted from celebrities to health care and for a politician, a positive public opinion can unlock new doors, for good or ill. From the CERB benefit to increased surveillance, COVID-19 has brought about all sorts of […]

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Promising Pot before an election – A look at the new BC Government Cannabis Programs

No question, we live in unprecedented times, and in many ways, it’s changing the social landscape. The focus has shifted from celebrities to health care and for a politician, a positive public opinion can unlock new doors, for good or ill. From the CERB benefit to increased surveillance, COVID-19 has brought about all sorts of […]

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VCBC gets raided by the CSU, reopens next day

On July 15, 2020, the Community Safety Unit (CSU) raided the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club (VCBC), seizing the Cannabis medicine it’s members depend on. Tasked with enforcing the BC Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, The CSU raided the VCBC last November. Despite the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic and cannabis […]

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8 Questions for a budtender working during COVID-19

What was life like for a budtender working during COVID-19? Cannabis businesses were deemed essential during the pandemic and rightly so. Still, because of the situation, a number of places have had to close their doors. Since their opening day in 1996, the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club found a way to adapt operations and continue […]

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8 Educational videos to watch before smoking weed for the first time

So, you are ready for smoking weed the first time. Maybe you’re with a group of friends who will teach you the ropes…or maybe you’re alone and want to give it a go. Check out these 8 educational cannabis videos! All of them are short and easy to follow but, more than anything, they will […]

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COVID-19: VCBC moves to Part-Time Hours

On Tuesday, for the first time in 19 year, The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club did not open for business and patients. In the midst of a COVID-19 global pandemic, measures have had to be taken to ensure the safety of our society, and the VCBC has taken no exception to that. Across the United States, […]

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420 Victoria 2020 Officially Cancelled

As a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, provincial health officials have banned all gatherings and events of 250 people or more. Shortly afterwards, a statement released by 420 Vancouver organizers announced that the 2020 celebration would not take place this year. Following that lead, on Vancouver Island, the 420 festivities in Victoria have […]

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Women & Weed – Experiences in the Cannabis Industry

One week removed from the Lift & Co. Cannabis Conference, I find myself circling back and reflecting. Attending the weekend as media, I was asked on several occasions about my experience covering this industry and about my writing. The reactions to my favorite subject, the pairing of sex and cannabis, varied to say the least. […]

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