When Churches Become Marijuana Dispensaries

Article by Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun via Calgary Herald

Shawnigan Lake United Church is now a marijuana dispensary

It was probably inevitable, especially on the cannabis-loving West Coast.

A Christian church has been turned into a marijuana dispensary.

The quaint building that used to house Shawnigan United Church on Vancouver Island has now been “re-christened” the Green Tree Medicinal Dispensary.

There is symbolic power in the transformation. And, depending on your tastes, the metaphorical shift is positive or negative.

The anti-religious might cheer that a church, which many stereotype as a bastion of supernaturalism and conservative social morality, has finally joined the live-and-let-live West Coast zeitgest.

Others might lament how a sanctuary where people once talked of support for the common good and transcendent values now represents tuned-out hedonists.

Or maybe there is a more in-between way to see it.

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