Canadian Cannabis Cafes Soon To Come?
By Emily Jiannetto
As of the date of this article, British Columbia is considering allowing cannabis cafes, and the consumption of marijuana in other public spaces, such as at festivals and concerts. In public spaces, they might have a “cannabis garden,” or a designated place to consume the drug (Tchir); cafes would be staffed with employees trained to observe patrons and keep the environment safe (Tchir). There is still debate about whether or not alcohol would be served in the cafes, as it would make it easier for patrons to become inebriated (Tchir).
Not everyone is for the public consumption of marijuana though. The Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada says the effects of public consumption are unsure. While it could be possible that an increase in impaired driving could occur, it is possible that there could be a decrease as well (Tchir). There is currently no proposed bill in any Canadian province that would legalize public cannabis consumption, but there could be one coming in the near future.
Copyrighted Article: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/drive/mobility/article-could-consuming-cannabis-in-special-cafes-discourage-people-from/ by Jason Tchir
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