Canada should explore consumption lounges to boost tourism, hospitality industries: Op-ed If Canada is looking for new ways to boost its tourism and hospitality industries, they might want to take a look at how cannabis can help, writes Nathan Mison, co-chair of the National Cannabis Working Group
. In an op-ed published in the Edmonton Journal, Mison said that cannabis consumption lounges and pop-up cannabis retail outlets could create an entire new revenue stream associated with both domestic and international cannabis tourism. He added that cannabis presents a unique "economic opportunity" to aid Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it may require federal and provincial governments to do a little creative thinking to reduce red tape and such things make a reality.