Like it or not, the legal retailing of cannabis in Canada is soon to get underway. As of Oct. 17, a whole new business sector based on cannabis sales through licensed outlets – with all the much-discussed pros and cons – will start operating across the country, reports Western editor, Ted Davis in this week’s digital edition of Canadian Travel Press.
Much of the discussion ahead of this ground breaking launch has focused on pros like a predicted reduction in organized crime, and cons like the possible increased access to cannabis by under-aged users. The federal Cannabis Act will allow for the legal use of marijuana anywhere in Canada, but each province and territory will set their own restrictions and regulations regarding the sale, distribution and consumption of the drug.
Further off the radar are considerations for a tourism sector that has a basis in cannabis. While these prospects remain undefined for some, they are increasingly a subject of discussion by tourism stakeholders, and offer a bullish business outlook for a specialized segment of operators.
For the full story, check out this week’s issue of Canadian Travel Press.