After last week’s announcement that Ontario would be considering public REC consumption—but wouldn’t allow any smoking or vaping, some wondered why they couldn’t have places with smoking or vaping on site. National Post columnist Jesse Kline noted a majority cannabis consumers prefer inhaling cannabis products, and wondered why Ontarians can have public alcohol-consumption spots but not REC lounges.
- David Clement, North Affairs manager of the Consumer Choice Center, argued even edibles-only consumption lounges would represent progress.
Edmonton is poised to begin reviewing reports on how to allow REC lounges, though they’re stuck waiting for go-ahead from the province. Someone close to the discussions told me the province seems almost certain to shut down the idea.
Global News, Edmonton Journal
- As REC retailers have become more concerned about robberies, REC firm Fire & Flower instructed franchisees not to fully obstruct their doors and windows—just the parts through which cannabis or accessories are visible.
Twitter—Business of Cannabis