Article by Jesse B. Staniforth, Leafly
Edmonton city councillor Mike Nickel is pushing his city to adopt bylaws allowing for cannabis lounges, making Edmonton the nation’s first municipality to consider legal consumption sites.
“If it’s a legitimate product, then we have to see it consumed responsibly,” Nickel told Global News. “Cannabis lounges are going to come. […] How do we create these lounges? How do we make them happen? How do we zone these things?”
Cannabis lounges may do little to excite business executives like Victoria’s Secret turned Green Growth Brands CEO Peter Horvath, who said of venues where people consume cannabis on site, “It sounds like a repulsive experience to me.”