Cathedral City votes to allow marijuana lounges

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You won’t have to go far to enjoy the cannabis you purchased from some Cathedral City dispensaries.

The City Council voted 3 to 2 to allow lounges at approved sites on Wednesday night, reports the Desert Sun. There are, of course, some restrictions.

Permitted dispensaries in good standing with the city will be able to apply for the on-site consumption permits, and fairly strict rules will govern the lounges. All cannabis consumed on site has to be purchased on site – no “Bring Your Own” weed – and any product not consumed has to be packaged by dispensary employees in city- and state- approved packaging before it can be taken out of the business.

The lounge will have to be in a separate room of the facility from the dispensary floor, and must be an enclosed space – no patios – which cannot be visible from any place where people under 21 are allowed.

The ordinance is similar to one that Palm Springs passed last year and is good news for dispensaries, customers, and, of course, Postmates food deliveries.