The Herbal Health Centre has ceased operations | October 17, 2018
The Herbal Health Centre has discontinued retail sales of cannabis products as the culmination of weeks of preparation leading up to the implementation of the Cannabis Act and legalization of ‘recreational’ cannabis on October 17, 2018.
We have enjoyed serving you for over five years. We wish to thank all of our members and supporters. Without you, our unprecedented tenure during this historical time would not have been possible. We would also like to thank The City of Vernon for its liberal, forward-thinking approach to cannabis while many other municipalities treated dispensaries with hostility.
Why we are doing this
In order to apply for retail licensing under the Cannabis Act, the application process requires us to cease any existing retail operations. Dispensaries have never been recognized by Health Canada as legitimate access points for medical patients. In no uncertain terms, we have been made aware that continuing to provide patients with cannabis products would undermine current and future licensing initiatives. Furthermore, we do not wish to put our staff and patients at risk of any law enforcement efforts to close down facilities that continue to operate without provincial and municipal approval and licensing.
We feel that access to cannabis for therapeutic purposes has been swept aside in the push for legalization of recreational/adult use access. We must consider that all levels of government face serious challenges in drafting legislation, policy and regulation around cannabis before these new initiatives can be implemented. For now, let’s be patient but continue to voice our concerns to all levels of government and let them know what kind of products we need to access and what we want that access to look like. We will continue to advocate for the kind of medical access you have come to expect at THHC.
What you can do
We encourage you to contact your local political representative to express your feelings about cannabis-related policies and changes you would like to see. Exercising your democratic right to speak out, vote, demonstrate and exercise responsible, civil disobedience is essential to facilitate positive change.
The Herbal Health Centre
In 2013, The Herbal Health Centre (THHC) first opened its doors in Vernon, BC, beginning with the passion of just a few local, compassionate cannabis growers wanting to help people regain their physical and mental health. Over the years, our team has grown larger, but each member is instilled with the same spirited compassion in helping our patients.
Our team has extensive cannabis experience and education, working with members to discover which forms of cannabis will serve them best, whether it's a tincture, edible, or topical product. Ask our budtenders to recommend cannabis strains best fit to your particular symptoms or needs.
The THHC Difference: Global lens, local detail.
Flower/buds are sourced from local Okanagan and BC growers, as are our concentrates. Topicals are formulated locally with intention, focusing on natural, chemical-free products with health benefits such as calendula, lavender, anise. All of our oils are tested, and principally produced in the Vernon area.
We take pride in the quality of products we create, and provide.
Edibles, capsules, tinctures, and suppositories are created in-house by expert makers, to ensure high quality standards and consistent dosing controls.
helping people achieve optimal health with cannabis.
We focus on providing consistent, reliable services, knowledge, and products.
- Our #1 priority is to educate and empower members on how to use cannabis.
- We pride ourselves in what we do to help and connect with people in everything we do.
- We strive to go above and beyond to ensure every one of our members feel comfortable, safe and confident in dealing with cannabis and The Herbal Health Centre.
Our mission is to take away the uncertainty and to ensure you are always 100% informed.
THHC staff take the time to work with our members to find the most suitable cannabis medication for each individual. We’ll help you find the appropriate dosage, strain and/or combination of products that will work for you and your medical situation.
RESOURCES for you
- Explore our CANNABIS EDUCATION CENTRE for research articles & summaries, educational videos, and vital cannabis knowledge.
- Review our FAQ to find answers to commonly-asked questions.
- Stay connected to the cannabis community at-large and within the Okanagan. Browse our BLOG for up-to-date happenings and education opportunities, or check out some links we love.