Windsor River Cruises and Border City Entertainment are holding their first annual cannabis cruise which will set sail along the Detroit River, according to a CBC report. The three-hour cruise is the first of its kind in Windsor, Ontario – and likely anywhere else.
Attendees must bring their own cannabis and be aged 19 years or older, as required to consume cannabis under Ontario law. The boat will stay in Canadian waters and people who are smoking cannabis will have to remain on the lower, outdoor, deck. The company will not be selling any cannabis products.
Jessilin Deschamps, promotional manager for Windsor River Cruises, said the event is “a big celebration of legalization.”
“You know people who have lived under prohibition laws for marijuana for decades but have still been using in private. You know and I’ve almost been made to feel ashamed of what they’re doing.” – Deschamps, in a CBC interview.
The tickets cost CAD$50 and were sold out within two days. Due to popular demand, the company is considering another event and has already started a waiting list for those interested in securing a spot on the next cruise, or in case tickets become available for the maiden voyage. Deschamps suggested that the popularity of the cruise could lead the event to become an international one.
The cruise will set sail on September 20.
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