Who/What/When/Where/Why… The Origin Story of 99 North Cannabis.

At this time we heap praise upon the dying art of local reporting. From the beginning, amazing local reporters in Squamish and Whistler have been covering our historic journey. So, while we wait for the availability of the Coen Brothers, John Waters, or Tarantino to adapt the 99 North story for the silver screen, please enjoy the story as told by the memory lane of the local paper archives Starting when we first opened our doors…

Medical marijuana dispensary opens

February 19, 2015 A storefront medical marijuana dispensary opened this week in Squamish.


RCMP cracks down on pot dispensary

March 11, 2015 Bryan Raiser’s dream of continuing to operate his medical marijuana dispensary in Squamish may go up in smoke.


Public support overwhelms marijuana dispensary owner

March 16, 2015 Since word of the RCMP letter to close his medical marijuana dispensary went public last week, Bryan Raiser says he has heard nothing but support from the public.


Marijuana dispensary owner plans to stay open – in some form

March 18, 2015 Tomorrow is the day. The RCMP told Bryan Raiser that he had to close his marijuana dispensary by Thursday, March 19.


Pot dispensary gets more high profile support

April 1, 2015 Embattled dispensary owner Bryan Raiser has Member of the Legislative Assembly Jordan Sturdy in his corner in his fight to offer clients medical marijuana at his 99 North Medical Cannabis . . .


Raiser praises proposed Vancouver pot regs

April 29, 2015 Bryan Raiser, who owns the Squamish 99 North Medical Cannabis Dispensary in downtown Squamish, says the City of Vancouver is on the right track in terms of proposed regulations for its now 80-plus


Weston, Raiser at odds over marijuana ruling

June 18, 2015 John Weston is not pleased with the medical marijuana ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada last week. The ruling, which came down June 11, means medical marijuana patients will be able to use . .



Draft marijuana dispensary bylaw in the air

November 26, 2015 99 North’s creation has lead to Squamish’s marijuana dispensary policy.


UPDATED: Dispensary robbed at gunpoint

December 1, 2017 Police continue to look for two men who robbed the 99 North Medical Cannabis Dispensary, on Second Avenue downtown, at gunpoint on Friday afternoon. RCMP report the suspects allegedly took about . .

Police nab suspects connected to robbery at marijuana dispensary and home invasion

December 16, 2017 Two people have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery at 99 North Medical Cannabis Dispensary earlier this month. On Dec. 1, two suspects entered the dispensary, one brandishing a . . .


Stop treating pot like plutonium, says local dispensary owner

December 20, 2017 A Squamish cannabis retailer thinks the province’s recent announcement around the sale of marijuana is a step in the right direction but says there are still many unanswered questions. “I’m .

Cannabis dispensary owner ready to go mainstream as legalization approaches

May 21, 2018 With the sun setting on criminalized cannabis in Canada, one local dispensary owner is hoping he can come out of the shadows as legalization dawns. Former municipal councillor and owner of 99 . . .


Relocation of 99 North cannabis dispensary approved

October 2, 2018 Council has approved the relocation of cannabis retailer 99 North from Second Avenue to the Squamish Station retail mall. The unanimous decision was made Sept. 25 to audience applause. Bryan . . .


Dude, where’s my store? – Pique Newsmagazine

December 13, 2018 For Bryan Raiser—owner of the Sea to Sky corridor’s first recreational cannabis store, 99 North Medical Cannabis Dispensary—every phone call is pregnant with anticipation. “When you rang, I . . .



COUNCIL CUT: 99 North gets the District’s help

June 26, 2019 As 99 North Cannabis Store among some others, still hasn’t received provincial licensing approval, Squamish council will be sending a letter of support in hopes of speeding up the process…



UPDATED: Product seized from two Squamish cannabis dispensaries

November 5, 2019 The doors of two Squamish dispensaries are closed. The province took “enforcement action” at two dispensaries in Squamish — 99 North and Grassroots Medicinal Tuesday morning. Just . . .

The stunning hypocrisy of the Squamish cannabis dispensary raids

November 21, 2019 Earlier this month, the province’s Community Safety Unit (CSU) raided two Squamish cannabis dispensaries. Two weeks later, and the reasoning behind this enforcement action remains hazy…

Squamish’s first dispensary returns as town’s second legal shop

November 26, 2020 After facing the possibility of being permanently shuttered, Squamish’s first cannabis dispensary is making a comeback. Provincial authorities closed down the store that was then located on . . .


And the rest is future history…