Pot gift cards now available in B.C.

BC Pain Society gifts cards, which can only be bought with cash. (ADA SILVINSKI/QMI Agency)

BC Pain Society gifts cards, which can only be bought with cash. (ADA SILVINSKI/QMI Agency)

Ada Slivinski, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:48 PM ET

VANCOUVER -- The BC Pain Society is now selling gift cards for dried marijuana, hash or accessories like rolling papers from one of its vending machines.

Gift cards can only be bought with cash and loaded with amounts up to $1,000.

While the card's buyer doesn't need a membership or doctor's note, those redeeming it will need to have one, a membership card to the BC Pain Society or another dispensary, or a provided form signed by a notary public indicating they plan to use marijuana to treat a medical condition.

The form also absolves the society of "all liability however caused."

Previously, society owner Chuck Varabioff said memberships were only given to those with a doctor's note, but he has since allowed other forms of verification.

As part of the process, he also has potential members sit down with a staff nurse, who educates them about "safe and responsible use of marijuana."


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