What’s the deal with cannabis lounges in Canada? There’s a cruel irony in reflecting on this question given that cannabis is legal.

In the nearly four years since legalization, not a single jurisdiction has created legislation to allow for cannabis consumption in public places. Despite cannabis becoming legal in 2018, consumers can’t smoke, vape, eat, etc, in any indoor, and sometimes even outdoor, spaces.

Consumption lounges still exist all over the world, in both legalized countries and places where cannabis is still illegal. Pre-legalization there were weed lounges and compassion clubs coast-to-coast in Canada. Now those same players are being fined millions for still operating.

Believe it or not, the lack of cannabis cafes in Canada is a…

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