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Sun May 6, 2018, 06:35 PM

Cannabis lounges

California cities start to slowly embrace marijuana lounges

Visit West Hollywood, a tourism agency, has a website that touts the city’s shopping on Santa Monica Boulevard and its nightlife on the Sunset Strip — and its five licensed cannabis stores.
In January, West Hollywood drew headlines for being the first city in Los Angeles County to let shops sell marijuana to anyone 21 and older with just an ID. Now, WeHo is poised to make headlines again as perhaps the first city in Southern California – and one of just a handful in the United States – to allow cannabis lounges.

“Having a space that allows for the safe and legal consumption of the products, that was just really important for our city,” said Jackie Rocco, who oversees the program as West Hollywood’s manager of business development.

When Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016 under Proposition 64, they approved a ban on all public consumption and gave landlords the right to regulate marijuana use on private property.

That leaves tourists with few options. Most hotels — aside from rare “bud and breakfast” resorts that cater to enthusiasts — will fine anyone caught smoking anything in their rooms.
It also limits cannabis consumption options for up to half of all California residents, since landlords can bar tenants from consuming marijuana in any form in rental units. Plus residents can get booted from federally subsidized housing if they’re caught smoking weed inside.

More at:
http://www.thecannifornian.com/cannabis-business/retail/california-cities-start-slowly-embrace-marijuana-lounges/

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:48 PM

1. that's because cannabis is not really "legal" in CA. the govt is the new cartel restricting

use

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:31 PM

2. True.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:31 PM

3. Ugh! When I visited a friend in Denver last summer we went to a couple

They were all smokey and skeezy in there. Potheads all edging each other over toward more intense buzzes.

Maybe they're not all like that, but in my experience pot lounges are the frat house boost parties of the marijuana culture. Having an after-dinner toke option at a nice restaurant or club seems like a better tourist draw than lounges designed specifically to promote consumption of weed.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:44 PM

4. Oh, do I have questions.


will fine anyone caught smoking anything in their rooms.

Vaping, anyone? Edibles?

residents can get booted from federally subsidized housing if they’re caught smoking weed inside.


Same questions.

As for a room where a bunch of strangers can congregate to get stoned, sounds like a good way to harsh one's mellow.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Sun May 6, 2018, 09:16 PM

8. Vaping...yes! It's so wonderful relaxing in the hotel with my vapes. Truly wonderful. nt

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 07:55 PM

5. I have no dog in this fight

I've never tried weed. However, as a hotel guest, I prefer that my room has not been smoked in (weed, cigarettes, etc) before. The smell lingers.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:45 PM

6. It always struck me as sort of amusing...

 


...that prior to marijuana becoming legal anywhere, smoking was banned pretty much everywhere.

It's like a cruel prank on marijuana smokers.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:47 PM

7. Most hotels - will fine anyone caught smoking anything in their rooms

 


Pro-tip: Never stay at a hotel that doesn't have balconies, and always book a balcony room.

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