City officials are considering whether or not cannabis cafes should be allowed in San Diego.
Some cities have Cannabis lounges- a restaurant-like setting where patrons can pick pot from a menu, sit down and chat with friends.
The San Diego Economic Development Committee heard proposals for pot lounges last week. The meeting was for information purposes only and no vote was taken.
During the committee hearing Councilmember Chris Ward asked the city’s independent budget analyst to conduct a study of consumption lounges and provide the results to the committee.
“When we have a cool place like this where people can gather and participate in the legal market, that’s ultimately going to take people away from the illicit market and bring revenue back to the city,” said Dallin Young, a board member with the Association for Cannabis