Weed cafes are prevalent in more parts of California.
Although more than 60 percent of municipalities in the Golden State do not allow the sale of marijuana, the Los Angeles Times reports that the city of Ojai is looking to allow customers to smoke, vape, and eat marijuana products on site at its three recreational dispensaries.
“Who wouldn’t want to, you know, smoke a joint or two in a hot tub with cucumbers on your face?” Bob Solomon, a University of California, Irvine professor who studies cannabis law, told DNYUZ.com.
DNYUZ reports that Port Hueneme became the first city in Ventura County to legalize cannabis lounges earlier this year.
It joins West Hollywood, San Francisco, and Palm Springs as places that provide a retail location where patrons can indulge their weed consumption.
But there is a chance that the restrictions that Port Hueneme has adopted will apply to Ojai as well.
This includes operating on a membership-only basis to limit the number of customers, allowing only people to consume cannabis purchased on-site and preventing people from consuming both tobacco and alcohol at the same time, according to the Ventura County Star.
DNYUZ said there are also some legal hurdles to overcome. California law does not permit indoor smoking, and employees are protected from working in smoky environments in the state.
It is expected that several months will pass before the city of Ojai makes a decision on cannabis lounges.