Talk:Proposed features/shop=cannabis

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Have you posted this on the tagging mailinglist? --AndiG88 (talk) 21:21, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

There was a request for comment to the tagging mailing list as the proposal for shop=marijuana, which from the discussion I was convinced to change it to shop=cannabis. It is still so infrequently used and other things have my priority, so have not continued the process. --User:russdeffner 17:57, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


These shops are popping up all over the place in Oregon. I've been adding a bunch of them in the Portland metro area. I haven't been making a distinction between medical and recreational marijuana shops; I've been using shop=cannabis for both kinds of shops. It's not obvious which shops sell only to medical marijuana card holders and which shops sell the the general (21 years or older) public. I know there were a number of shops that were open last year only for medical marijuana, but have since started selling recreation marijuana as well. I've read that in other states, the medical and recreational sales have to be separated and not directly part of the same shop, but in Oregon that is not the case.

We are up to 50 global occurrences now:

--Dobratzp (talk) 04:27, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

I've been adding them in Washington as I find them. --Carnildo (talk) 04:34, 20 May 2016 (UTC)


Marijuana was legalized for recreational use in Alaska a couple of years ago. After a longish period of time during which the pertinent governing agency, the Marijuana Control Board, developed regulations dealing with taxation and other issues, as of now there are several shops open and operating statewide with some dozens of shops cleared for future operation. I am tagging them with shop=cannabis and any other pertinent data I can locate. I am not attempting to differentiate between medical and recreational uses because the State of Alaska doesn't treat them differently.

AlaskaDave (talk) 08:00, 12 January 2017 (UTC)


Check shop subtags.
I'm not sure if those cannabis shops will mainly sell but cannabis.
In case a shop=tobacco, amenity=hookah_lounge, amenity=cafe (like in Amsterdam), amenity=pharmacy (for medical purpose)
sells cannabis, people may want to tag this, also.
Can even imagine a shop=alcohol or a shop=clothes (Hippie/Rocker clothes) selling this if it's legal. user:rtfm Rtfm (talk) 12:50, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

I don't think adding cannabis:sales=yes is a useful addition to shop=cannabis. Certainly adding cannabis:sales=no to shop=cannabis doesn't make sense. I don't think the other proposed subtags like cannabis:rental, cannabis:parts, cannabis:repair, etc make sense here either.
The way this is implemented in Oregon is that these shops are licensed to sell cannabis and that is their primary purpose. There are various restrictions in terms of the amount that can be sold and some require customers to have a medical marijuana card.--Dobratzp (talk) 17:23, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
I agree. By definition, cannabis shops sell cannabis making the cannabis:sales=yes tag redundant. Two possible clarifying tags might be cannabis:medical=* and cannabis:recreational=* and although I think this distinction will ultimately become unimportant there are several states that license them separately. By the way, the tagging list is trending toward the use of sells as the verb of choice for such subtags, not sales. Sale is a noun, as the argument goes, and implies some sort of promotion, for example, a "10% Off Sale". AlaskaDave (talk) 22:28, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
One other possibility is to create a subtag for something like cannabis:equipment=yes/no because there may be places that sell cannabis presses, for example, or other related gear. AlaskaDave (talk) 22:28, 3 September 2017 (UTC)