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decades ago a local journalist dubbed Vancouver as Lotusland (one of many nicknames then in circulation)...the reference is to The Odyssey, wherin Odysseus' men were lulled by the narcotic effects of lotus leaves...the city is renowned as a drug capital in Canada, particularly soft drugs like Marijuana and Hashish, although a lot of harder drugs are also readily available on sordid streets...nowadays there is a shop down the hill with this name, which sells second hand electronics, turntables, stereos etc...there is also a growing chain of marijuana shops popping up like weeds (!)

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Raymond08-Jan-2020 19:19
eh, it's 100% legal in Canada, like cigarettes and alcohol. Better that than guns I guess!
Julie Oldfield06-Dec-2017 01:45
Times are changing. I am for legalizing weed. If someone can get drunk......why not stoned. V
Range View 02-Dec-2017 23:28
A changing world, but not for the better.
janescottcumming02-Dec-2017 19:37
Things sure have changed!
bill friedlander02-Dec-2017 16:33
Vancouver seems to be leading the way up here.
Nick Paoni02-Dec-2017 15:21
A sign of the times.
joseantonio02-Dec-2017 13:56
dind´t know you had this kind of clubs there.V
Walter Otto Koenig02-Dec-2017 13:55
Interesting photo and description. Things should get interesting here with recreational Marijuana sales beginning January 1.
Colin Storey02-Dec-2017 10:43
Wonderful image and information.
Bryan Murahashi02-Dec-2017 05:46
A nice capture of the changing times.
Charlene Ambrose02-Dec-2017 04:54
Did not know this was happening in Canada too.
Neil Marcus02-Dec-2017 00:30
I always thought Vancouver was squeaky clean. This is a surprise. The foreground and your words tell the story.
Don Mottershead01-Dec-2017 22:16
Where did Cheech and Chong first meet in the 60's? Vancouver, of course!
Jim Coffman01-Dec-2017 21:49
A sign of the times and I'm not sure it is for the better..
LynnH01-Dec-2017 21:44
Interesting photo and narrative. As Martin said, it is truly a sign of the times. Although I doubt Texas would ever consider legalizing weed. We can barely buy beer on Sunday, and still have dozens of "dry" counties, where no liquor is sold. And gambling means crossing the border into Louisiana or Oklahoma.
Helen Betts01-Dec-2017 21:40
Well spotted and captured! Seems like one might go in the store looking for something completely different from what they sell.
peterjay4501-Dec-2017 21:24
Getting a head start on the government. Changing times indeed.
Buz Kiefer01-Dec-2017 21:21
The times they are a-changing. V
Martin Lamoon01-Dec-2017 21:14
Sign of the times!
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