Ottawa Bluesfest Creates Smoking Zone for Medical Marijuana and Cigarettes

Bluesfest organizers are getting a jump on the coming legalization of cannabis by providing a smoking area where patrons can smoke medical marijuana with proof of a prescription. Cigarette smoking is also permitted in the new area.

“It is a very hot and confusing topic right now, and these things will take time to sort out,” says Mark Monahan, Bluesfest’s executive director, of the coming legalization.

“We’re making an effort to be proactive on this, and trying to make the best of the situation and try to please everybody. For those who don’t want to be around smokers, we have a place to send (the smokers).”

In the past, many smokers have simply lit up in the crowd.

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