Apply for Membership

Becoming a member of the VCBC is open to anyone who meets our requirements and it’s free. The process involves an application and a short orientation; Depending on your location, this can be done online, over the phone, or in person.

Membership Application Documents

Please email us at with the following documents to become a member:

  • A copy of your photo ID
  • VCBC member application form (print off the form here or collect one at the club).
  • Your proof of condition or recommendation for cannabis – This must include your name, condition, your healthcare practitioner’s signature and office information.

Submitting Your Application Documents

We accept membership application documents in the following ways:

  • Fill out the online form and email it in .pdf format
  • Print out the application, take a photo and email it
  • Mail physical documents
  • Drop off physical documents in-store

New Member Orientation

Once we have all of the required paperwork, we go through an orientation with you; this is to welcome you to the club and answer any questions you have about cannabis medicine.

The orientation takes approximately 15 minutes in person or over the phone and can be done with just the patient or their caregiver. If you would like an in-depth orientation to cannabis, we are more than happy to take as long as required to ensure your comfort and confidence. 

Give us a call at 250-381-4220 or email us at to arrange a phone orientation or to ask any questions you may have regarding the signup process.

If you prefer, you can fill out our French application here:


Accepted Conditions

The VCBC’s primary mandate is to provide its membership with safe access to medicinal cannabis and cannabis-related products. Basically, if you have any chronic condition and have a doctor’s note that states you have this condition, we would happily welcome you if you would like to join our club!

Membership at the VCBC requires a physician’s diagnosis of a permanent physical disease, condition, or disability. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept prescriptions of medications as proof of condition; the only exception is a prescription for cannabis or prescription opiates – see below for more information on opiate prescriptions.

Some examples of the conditions we accept (but are not limited to):
  • Cancer
  • Auto-immune diseases
  • Chronic pain & Neuropathy
  • Brain injury
  • Arthritis
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • IBS
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Opiate Addiction – A prescription or receipt for Methadone, Methadose, or Suboxone is all that is needed, as opposed to a doctor’s note.

Cannabis and Mental Health

Many people who suffer from various mental health conditions can greatly benefit from cannabis and we at the VCBC recognize this. However, due to the correlation between schizophrenia, psychosis, and cannabis, we require a specific recommendation for cannabis from a healthcare practitioner for those treating Schizophrenia.

New Member incentive program

VCBC New Member Incentive Program

As of December 13th, our new member incentive program means that when a new patient joins the club and they acknowledge on their sign-up form who referred them to join, the member who referred the new patient (the referee) will get a $20 credit applied to their account, with a few stipulations.  
1, Before the credit is granted the new patient has to spend a minimum of $10 at the club.  
2, The $20 credit applied to the referee has to be used all at once in a single transaction and cannot be spread across multiple transactions.