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By Matt Lamers Ontario is weighing recreational cannabis consumption in hotels, lounges and RVs, a move that would create a “‘potentially huge” new tourism industry in Canada’s most-populous province if the rules are adopted, according to industry leaders. The proposals are part of updated regulations published by the province and released for public comment. The business-friendly measures represent a major about-face for a province that has said it will permit consumption of recreational cannabis only in private residences when legalization comes into force later this year. Critics have said restricting consumption to private homes is problematic for tourists, people living with children and those who live in cities, where legal cannabis consumption would be difficult because of proximity to neighbors. Industry and government leaders say the proposals would largely address those concerns and create opportunities for the private sector to capitalize on a new industry, especially in tourism-heavy regions of the province. Wayne Thomson, city councilor and chairman of Niagara Falls Tourism, sees the region’s sightseeing industry getting a “substantial” boost if the proposed regulations are fully embraced. Tourism business opportunities await as Ontario mulls cannabis in hotels, lounges, RVs

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