The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors.
Ontario is considering licensing lounges where people can consume marijuana when the drug becomes legal across Canada, according to regulations published by the province for public comment.
Provincial rules limiting recreational pot use to private property aren’t going to work in the City of Toronto where people are more likely to rent or live close to each other, a cannabis lounge owner says.
City looking at ‘proactive’ steps prior to July 2018 legalization of marijuana.
Group has already designed training course for ‘bud tenders’.