Welcome to Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture Headquarters

Welcome to Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture Headquarters

Welcome to Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia.


The world-famous activist-owned CCHQ is located in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada at 307 West Hastings Street.

Our store is home to a massive selection of high-quality glass pipes, bongs and oil rigs; as well as vaporizers, rolling papers, grinders, scales, movies, books, magazines, clothing and accessories, hash-making kits, stickers, games, and much more!

The Urban Shaman, located at the back of CCHQ’s ground-level Floor One, boasts a wide array of entheogenic and psychedelic herbs for sale (but not marijuana).

Monday to Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

Floor Two of CCHQ features the Vancouver Herb Museum, now open 7 days a week from 5pm until 11pm. The museum contains an amazing drug history museum with over 1500 artifacts, including 700 medicine bottles.


Two Floors of BCMP Headquarters hosts fabulous spaces where you can rent a table with a Volcano vaporizer for $5 per hour. Get wireless internet, watch cannabis movies on a big-screen TV, play a game on the pool table or “Prince of Pot” pinball machine, and meet like-minded people. Please note: we do not sell marijuana and there is no buying or selling of marijuana allowed in our building.

Sunday to Thursday: 10am – midnight
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 1am

Floor Two and Three also house the Cannabis Culture Magazine offices and Pot TV studios — Canada’s independent marijuana media and activism hub.



Since Marc Emery set up shop in 1994, this area of Vancouver has become known as “The Pot Block” and is currently home to a number of seed dealers and other pot-friendly stores. Come visit us and experience “Vansterdam”!


The Cannabis Culture Store has gone through many names over the years. First founded by Marc Emery in 1994 as HEMP BC, the store was located in a small space across the street from the current location. HEMP BC was the first and only store in Canada at the time where anyone could buy bongs, pipes, grow books and marijuana seeds.

Marc Emery led a nationwide retail revolution, encouraging others to open similar shops across Canada, and providing wholesale products to get them started. Repeated raids in 1996, 1997 and 1998 eventually led to the store closing for a time. However, in 2001 the store re-opened as the headquarters for the BC Marijuana Party, and was known as the BCMP Bookstore.

In 2007, the store changed the name again to reflect its range of products and the historical significance of the building (as well as to coordinate with Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Magazine), and is now known as Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters, or CCHQ.

Since Marc Emery’s extradition to the US and imprisonment in a federal penitentiary for selling marijuana seeds, Marc’s wife Jodie has taken over as owner and operator of the business and as a passionate advocate for marijuana legalization.

CCHQ is the #1 place to find everything related to the cannabis culture! Visit us 364 days of the year (we’re only closed on Christmas day).

We have everything you need but the weed!

Commercial by Jeremiah Vandermeer


  1. chiliwack44 on May 16, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Oh yes they did. That is exactly what happened. We had friends from FLA and it was embarrassing. That was just before Marc left. They said "No smoking during the day because of bylaw inspectors. "

  2. Leap Of Faith on May 16, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    is weed legal in canada ?

  3. DrOfWelshMagic on May 16, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    man, we need more like you around the world!!! peace and weed for every1….

  4. TheBrokeStoners on May 16, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    Cool video!

  5. 検閲官 on May 16, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    I miss CCHQ so much!!

  6. moldyrck on May 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    well im moving to vancouver

  7. UNDERGROUNDREBEL420 on May 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm


  8. Pot TV on May 16, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    No one told you that at our place. We smoke joints and pipes at the BCMP offices all day.

  9. kendo512 on May 16, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    The "legalize it" on your car window is probably only going to attract unwanted police attention.

  10. kushbats on May 16, 2022 at 4:33 pm


  11. Big Smoke on May 16, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    I come here all the time. My favourite place to light up and sit back after a long day. The staff is super helpful and great. It’s like a second home to me.

  12. bollywood blazer on May 16, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    😀 !!!!!!!!! 

  13. Myk Robertson on May 16, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    wish there was more shops like this cross canada, wish they legalize it so the hassle and games for getting my card is over, after 7 years of trying to get my card they oped to give me man made "THC" pills but nothing beats the real deal

  14. Aussie GlassConnect on May 16, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    Legendary Establishment. Free Marc Emery!

  15. The Bohemian Luciferian Witch on May 16, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    I wore my "Free Marc" shirt to the polls yesterday and I wear my legalization shirts quite often, especially on campus when I’m at classes. I don’t tip-toe around anyone, even on campus. 🙂

  16. nate dogg on May 16, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    18 i believe

  17. Matt South on May 16, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Those "SALE" prices are wack!

  18. AriDillProductions on May 16, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    wow you guys have some cool stuff i LOVE the urban shaman part! what type of herbs do you sell

  19. DrOfWelshMagic on May 16, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    me too

  20. Matt South on May 16, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    WRONG that’s the RIGHT kind of attention. People should not have to sneak around and be afraid about there pot use. If you are doing things right in life and not being a fucktard then pot should be the last thing cops need to worry about.

  21. Gandalf Herbmaster on May 16, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    I used to buy weed from bikers on the second floor and shrooms from the third. The luxury of a walk-in shroom dispensary was awesome, too bad they had to change shit

  22. The Bohemian Luciferian Witch on May 16, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    He’s exactly right. That’s what happened with my brother after he put one on. It sucks, but cops are like that. The closest thing I’d probably put on mine is one of the "Free Marc" stickers. That’s about it.

  23. stumpjumper on May 16, 2022 at 4:48 pm


  24. AriDillProductions on May 16, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    this is heaven

  25. Itsmeeman1 on May 16, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Are the clothes in the shop made from hemp? Kind of defeats the point if they’re not.

  26. systm1111 on May 16, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    THAT is a head shop.

  27. kendo512 on May 16, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Look, I agree with you that it should not be the case. But it is the case. If you put a sticker on your car advertising your cannabis use, then you’re going to attract police attention. You may think it’s the "right kind of attention", but really, you’re just fucking yourself over when they bust you for having weed in your car. I’m totally for the legalization movement, and civil disobedience, but flagging yourself down for a potential DUI is stupidity.

  28. heroesandcons09 on May 16, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    I’m going to be in vancouver next summer I really want to go there.

  29. J V on May 16, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    obviously like flies on shit

  30. RapsAlive on May 16, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    5 years for Emery…lulz

    Look how peaceful this building is. So damn silly.

  31. J V on May 16, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    I put a huge legalize letter on my rear window of the car and blacked it out green and bought half a dozen legalization shirts that i wear everyday now. Im done tip toeing around scared of what misinformed people think.

  32. Alkohollokaust on May 16, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    theres a reason why the marijuana legalization initiatives in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and California were NOT called the "legalize marijuana act".

  33. T on May 16, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    legalize it in florida!!!!

  34. Pot TV on May 16, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    First of all, were you in the Amsterdam Cafe (street-level shop/cafe, not owned by us at all)? The Amsterdam Cafe doesn’t allow people to smoke during the day, only in the evening.

    Secondly, just before Marc was extradited to the USA, the city was trying to shut down our store and lounge. So for a couple days (out of the seven years we’ve had a lounge operating), we had to keep some things discreet because there were bylaw officers inspecting our place. I’m sorry you were so miserable that day.

  35. Martin Kallas on May 16, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    Fuck… that was very cool xDxDxD

  36. chiliwack44 on May 16, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    It sounds like they have got the situation back up to speed then. On a more positive note – if Obama loses in 2 weeks – he will likely follow the tradition of Presidents pardoning a lot of people who deserve to be out of prison. It could be good news for the prince.


  37. 92raiders519 on May 16, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    Love dis song man green tings yah seen

  38. YoyoMan8383 on May 16, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    Marc Emery is a con artist. All that seed money, went to his lavish life.

  39. SHANE DUBya on May 16, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    The best job in the world

  40. Buchoass on May 16, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    This is an awesome tour. I’m so so so upset that I was living there for a year and never made it to the headquarters to visit. My intentions were to drop by to say hi and to hopefully meet Jodie. This will have to do because now I’m living in the USA and can’t travel until I get my immigration status changed. I won a FREE MARC T-Shirt and I wear it proudly. ~Cheers~ B.Champagne

  41. The Bohemian Luciferian Witch on May 16, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    I am in love. Damn it, I need to move to Vancouver! <3

  42. Nathaniel McCray on May 16, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    I would be there every day.

  43. Victor Manuel Aceves on May 16, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Greetings from México city.Nuff respect and alot of blessings for mi Canada idrens and sisters

  44. Kenn Ramos on May 16, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    is there an age restriction to smoke there?

  45. jeff ungvarsky on May 16, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    right on man

  46. Ugnius Uga Dub on May 16, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    help legal marijuana in europe

  47. damiennorcal on May 16, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Truestoners chat Supports Marc

  48. Alkohollokaust on May 16, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    dont call it "legalize", call it repeal prohibition or regulate marijuana. No one said "legalize alcohol" during alcohol prohibition. "legalization" sounds too scary to some people, they think its a free for all where its legal for kids and legal to drive stoned.