The City of Vancouver has issued its seventh cannabis retail business license, giving the green light to yet another dispensary.
City Cannabis Company, formerly known as Vancity Weed, has received another business license. The retailer now owns three of seven licenses that have been issued since the start of 2019.
They received Vancouver’s second and third retail dispensary licences in early January.
Their new location will be located at 2317 Cambie Street, which joins two existing locations in downtown Vancouver (610 Robson Street) and South Vancouver (7289 Fraser Street).
A well-known name in the cannabis community, Vancity Weed has been operating for almost four years. They made the decision to rebrand into City Cannabis Co. less than two years ago, in order to better display their professional status.
“We focus on customer experience and being the preeminent boutique offering,” explains Krystian Wetulani, president and CEO of City Cannabis Co. “We want customers to know we’re knowledgeable, have the best strains, and have great customer service.”
Wetulani says that the application began around August of 2018 and was a four to five-month process that he describes as a learning experience.
“There were lots of challenges, but constant communication from the city helped a lot,” he says. “It was very in-depth, they were looking at every transaction we’ve ever had – it’s very thorough.”
To date, the provincial government has notified the City of Vancouver of 42 provincial license applications that are being processed for locations in Vancouver.
The city has recommended 26 of these for approval.