Future of Cannabis Lounges Hinge on Provincial, Federal Legislation: Report

Article by Jeff Labine, Grow Op

LOCAL NEWS Future of cannabis lounges hinge on provincial, federal legislation: report By Jeff Labine FRANCE-DEMO-DRUG-CANNABIS A man smokes a joint during a demonstration for the decriminalization of cannabis in France, in Paris on May 12, 2018. Some 1,300 people, according to the police, marched today in Paris for the decriminalization of cannabis in France, which "remains blocked" while, for the organizers, "the other countries have never advanced so far" on this issue. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSONTHOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images The city’s community and public services committee is slated to review a report on the future of cannabis lounges next week. THOMAS SAMSON / AFP/Getty Images

The city’s community and public services committee is slated to review a report on the future of cannabis lounges next week.

But before the businesses can hit Edmonton’s streets, Alberta and Ottawa have to roll out separate legislations.

The report headed to Tuesday’s meeting states no provinces have licensed cannabis lounges or cafes, however, some American states do. In California, for example, businesses have to be 600 feet from a daycare, school or youth centre, must have an odour absorbing ventilation system and have security guards patrolling during business hours.

According to the report, city staff met with the province in December to discuss potential regulations but the Alberta government has yet to unveil anything. The province has not provided a timeline for any additional discussion around cannabis consumption sites.

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