Here are the top 8 reasons for cannabis lounges in Canada and why we should have them. Canada is progressively forward thinking when it comes to legalizing cannabis however, we are still behind the Netherlands when it comes to legal lounges where you can vape up. The future of legal cannabis lounges nationwide is still uncertain.
1. Cannabis is already legal
Cannabis has been legal in Canada since October the 17th of 2018.
2. Save the precious innocent children
Having a designated area for smoking marijuana away from areas such as schools and playgrounds is responsible. The City of Calgary’s smoking and vaping bylaw covers infractions against smoking within five meters public places. Children should not be subject to second-hand smoke even if its the sweet aroma of Lemon Thai Kush AAAA+.
3. Zero tolerance for public residences
B.C. strata councils are in the process of implementing new by-laws specifically banning marijuana smoking within condo units. Not everyone appreciates the aromatic scent of marijuana. Potentially a condo unit that reeks of marijuana could reduce the resale value of a property. The new cannabis by-laws will, however, impact medicinal cannabis users negatively.
4. A potential new revenue stream for dispensary’s
Smoke friendly cafes could be opened up by existing cannabis shops. Amsterdam is already ahead of the curve on this one compared to Canada.
5. A good place meet your significant other
Cannabis users don’t have to worry about meeting their future significant other who may be opposed to lighting up a blunt.
Plus some people think they look damn sexy inhaling some kush. Vape lounges are also a nice alternative to bars where people are under the influence of alcohol. Depending on the company and what strain you smoke an introvert can become quite extroverted.
6. Increase tourism
Legalization of cannabis lounges is a good idea for Canada’s tourism industry. An insular city like Vancouver would benefit by allowing visitors to mingle with the natives. Vancouver has a reputation for being clicky and non-inclusive of outsiders, this would be a great way to break the ice for tourists.
7. THC infused edibles are still not legal
Edibles are likely to become legal in Canada sometime in 2019. This would be a logical addition to cannabis lounges as a side effect of smoking is getting the munchies. Artisan baker shops would be able to work in unison with vape lounges.
8. Distracts you from Canada’s cold winters
I spend the majority of my time in S.E. Asia specifically Bali. I find that regular vaping keeps me distracted from the endless cold rainy days here in Vancouver. Cannabis is a great prescription for when you’re a little moody. Blazing in a social setting would definitely help a lot of people overcome the blues.
These are just some of the top 8 reasons for legalizing cannabis lounges in Canada. Sooner or later the government will see the benefit to businesses and citizens alike. Plus it will be another income stream for Revenue Canada.