Jonathan Sherman was quoted in the article “Ontario Slams the Door on Dispensaries, But Marijuana Lounges See Glimmer of Hope” published by Marijuana Business Daily.
The article looks at the possibility of a legal future for cannabis lounges in Ontario. Writes Matt Lamers: “Ontario’s 10 existing marijuana lounges have operated in a legal gray area for decades, mostly owing to the fact that they don’t dispense cannabis and the courts have a hard time convicting people for possession.”
Jonathan Sherman sees licensing for consumption in designated public spaces as a logical step forward. “I think this is the next logical evolution of legalization in Canada. And when you look at the rules proposed by Ontario, you’re only able to consume cannabis in a private dwelling place, which creates a number of issues for individuals in cities like Toronto, where you’re living in condominiums and there might not be a space that you can consume cannabis legally, properly and safely…. So I think the government looking at this is just the next evolution of regulation in Canada.”