420 with CNW — Consumption Lounges Could Change Trajectory of Marijuana Industry

Nearly 20 states have now legalized recreational cannabis use. In these states, consumers aged 21 and older are allowed to purchase and consume cannabis for recreational purposes. However, most of these states have outlawed the public consumption of adult-use marijuana, meaning people have to consume their cannabis in private residences.

Consequently, tourists face a unique challenge when it comes to recreational weed. While they are allowed to purchase cannabis in states with legal markets, they are rarely provided with a location to consume this cannabis, essentially making it impossible for them to consume cannabis unless they know a locale. Cannabis users in general lack public places where they can meet and interact with strangers while they partake.

Cannabis consumption lounges have the potential to not only fix this issue but completely revolutionize the cannabis industry. Reminiscent of weed cafes in Amsterdam, American consumption lounges would significantly open the cannabis industry and allow consumers to buy and consume their product in public locations similar to bars.

The first state to legalize consumption lounges was Alaska, with the city of Las Vegas following close behind; some Californian cities are seriously considering launching cannabis consumption lounges in the near future. Given that cannabis legalization is a fairly recent event, consumption lounges are a new idea that hasn’t been around for long, with Alaska legalizing the unique locations less than three years ago.

However, despite the increasing hype for consumption lounges, plenty of questions remain on how they will be run and regulated thanks to the myriad of different state cannabis regulations. In California, for instance, several jurisdictions are working on legalizing different types of consumption lounges despite the state outlawing indoor smoking.

There are also regulations meant to prevent employees from working in environments filled with smoke, which could prove a challenge to consumption lounges. In addition, the National Cannabis Industry Association has wondered if allowing public consumption of cannabis would lead to overconsumption.

In a recent article, the association asked if there would be limits on the amount of cannabis each person could consume during a single visit. Furthermore, the association mused about what a “single serving” of cannabis even was, raising a variety of important but still-unanswered questions about cannabis consumption lounges.

Despite these unknowns, several states are forging ahead with their plans to launch consumption sites. Alaska, which allows people to buy up to one gram of marijuana and edibles with up to 10mg of THC, may serve as the benchmark for the rest of the country.

As these lounges open their doors to the public, the sales of companies such as American Cannabis Partners could spike as more people benefit from the convenience of having a public place where they can indulge in recreational marijuana.

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