Canada’s Sir Sam’s Inn and Spa has received a ‘cannabis-friendly’ designation by Cannabis Hotels making it the first in the nation to give cannabis-users the green light, the Toronto Sun reports. The adults-only resort is about 2-and-a-half hours north of Toronto, Ontario.
Jon Massey, the inn’s business development director, told the Sun that the company wasn’t seeking “to become a signature pot smoking hotel,” rather to acknowledge the legality of cannabis.
“Really, it’s a natural progression,” he said of the inn’s inclusion on Cannabis Hotels, a cannabis tourism resource. “We thought it was a unique opportunity. It was simply finding a way to say ‘yes.’”
Wendy Forwell, CEO and founder of Cannabis Hotels, told the Sun that Sir Sam’s is “more of an experience resort” and “boutique hotel” which gives them more autonomy to allow cannabis use on their property.
“(Many hotel owners are) waiting to see what others do. It’s still very early days so they’re all holding back a little bit. Sir Sam’s is fully embracing this.” – Forwell, to the Sun
The Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association’s website states that cannabis smoking or vaping is only permitted for registered guests, and their guests, in designated smoking rooms that align with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. Many Canadian indoor hotels and motels no longer allow smoking or have smoking rooms; however, Sir Sam’s — a 25-room resort — is located on the shores of Eagle Lake, making it remote with plenty of outdoor space.
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