In the pot shops across Vancouver Island you’ll find that much of the dried cannabis, pre-rolled joints, edibles, oils, and topicals have been made from cannabis grown on the Island itself. Be sure you ask staff which strains and products are from Vancouver Island producers for a straight from the source high. One of the most well-known Vancouver Island growers is Broken Coast Cannabis. Based in Duncan, Broken Coast grows, slow cures, and hand trims cannabis at their facility located between Victoria and Nanaimo. Their attention to detail and dedication to quality make them unmatched to the mechanical process of large-scale cannabis producers. You can find their products at one of the four government-run BC Cannabis Stores in Campbell River, Courtney, Port Alberni and Parksville.
Across the Island there are many other independent, and legal, cannabis shops. One of the most well-known shops is The Original Farm, stocked with the largest selection of cannabis products in Victoria. Professional cannabis consultants can direct and educate you on the 70 plus strains of cannabis, capsules, tinctures, and CBD products they have in store. Tofino’s first pot shop, Daylight Cannabis, sells high-quality cannabis to this laid-back, surf town crowd. One of the first licensed shops run by a First Nation is located in Port Alberni. Orange Bridge Cannabis, is owned and operated by the Tseshaht First Nation, selling a variety of products out of their cozy shop. While in Comox, pop into Coast Range Cannabis, a locally-owned and community-minded shop in this seaside town. Meanwhile, if you’re visiting the North Island, you can check out North Island Cannabis, the very first licensed cannabis retailer on the Island!
For a detailed map of all cannabis shops on Vancouver Island, check here.