Cannabis lounges raise new liability issues related to consumption. The liability landscape is a critical consideration when determining the risk profile for any particular on-site cannabis consumption facility. (Photo: vladee/Adobe Stock)

Editor’s Note: Part one of this two-part series explained the rise of cannabis consumption lounges and discussed some of the similarities and risks of dram shop entities.

As discussed in part one of this series, dram shop laws are generally credited for the widespread adoption of responsible beverage service training and other standards. The challenge for gram shops or consumption lounges is that determining impairment can be more difficult as authorities grapple with how to accurately measure subjective cannabis impairment and the impact of mixed cannabis-alcohol impairment.

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