Giant Vape Lounge Opens in Canada

A 6,000-square-foot vape lounge for medical marijuana users that opened recently in Canada has averaged 110 customers a day in its first week of business, according to its owners.

Higher Limits – located in Windsor, Ontario – generates revenues via a $5 charge to enter the lounge. It also rents out and sells vaporizers and other paraphernalia, co-owner Jon Liedtke told the National Post newspaper.

Liedtke said he opened Higher Limits to give patients a public place to legally consume MMJ. He added that the lounge will help reduce the stigma surrounding cannabis and also possibly allow him to take advantage of recreational marijuana legalization, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing.

The lounge, which Liedtke said is the biggest of its kind in the country, mainly targets patients with legal permission to grow their own MMJ. But Liedtke acknowledged that rec users may also enter the lounge without his knowledge.

Under Canada’s health privacy laws, customers are not required to share medical information, so Higher Limits staff is prohibited from asking to see patient cards.