CANNABIS WIRE – “Oregon: Do You Have a Right to a Cannabis Cafe?” by Jeremy Borden
By Lisa Snyder|Published On: February 28th, 2019|0.9 min read|
The question of where to consume cannabis raises other knotty issues as well. Renters can’t legally smoke without a landlord’s permission, for example, and those who receive federal subsidies, known as Section 8, are barred altogether due to federal prohibition of cannabis. There is the question, too, of where to send those who buy cannabis and are staying at hotels, which also usually ban cannabis smoking.
Samantha Montanaro, the co-founder of Portland-based Tokeativity, an organization that seeks to empower women around cannabis-related issues, has engaged its members on the consumption space debate.
Even though Oregon has a liberal view on cannabis, Montanaro told Cannabis Wire,the smoking ban illustrates the fear and stigma that persists, something that cannabis lounges would work against. Montanaro sees something of a nanny state at play in the issue, regardless of competing opinions on the dangers of indoor use, which she doesn’t believe rise to the level of chemical-laden cigarette smoke.
Lisa Snyder is the Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of Tokeativity, The Global Feminist Community for Active Cannabis Culture.
She is a feminist and plant medicine advocate with over 25 years of digital strategy experience and has passionately supported the self-healing revolution through consumption and plant medicine advocacy.
She has been recognized for her work in Forbes, Rolling Stone, Condé Nast Traveler, Yahoo! Finance, The Guardian, MJ Lifestyle, Travel Portland, Dope Magazine, Civilized, Magnetic Magazine, Willamette Week, and Time Out New York among others.
After losing both parents to cancer in her 20’s, she passionately partnered her community building, feminist event planning, and web skills with fellow event planner, cannabis entrepreneur and community builder, Samantha Montanaro, to create Tokeativity in 2016.