Prince Edward Island is throwing the door open for cannabis tourism companies by permitting leisure marijuana consumption in visitor rooms.
The operator of a lodge might allow or prohibit the consumption of cannabis in rooms, whether or not the MJ is consumed by smoking or different means, a authorities spokesperson confirmed.
The transfer places house owners of hotels, motels and mattress and breakfasts in a place to capitalize on cannabis tourism when authorized gross sales kick off Oct. 17 throughout Canada.
“By granting business owners the authority to decide if adult recreational cannabis may be consumed in their rental units and/or any areas they may have designated on their property, it satisfies both the need to remove cannabis use from the public (where children or youth may be present) and to provide the flexibility for operators to accommodate year-round cannabis tourism,” stated Shaman Ferraro, CEO and founding father of Gocanna, a Charlottetown-based marijuana tourism firm.
Businesses will nonetheless have to abide by the Smoke-free Places Act.
Since most hospitality institutions already ban smoking outright, it’s not anticipated to be greater than a distinct segment market.
Tourism is a serious driver of PEI’s financial system. The island – inhabitants 146,283 – hosted about 1.5 million guests final yr.
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