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London, Ont. man wants Canada to allow cannabis restaurants and cafes

A London, Ont. man with dreams of opening a pot-themed eatery says he’s in it for the long haul as he pushes provincial and federal governments to allow for cannabis infused food at restaurants and cafes in Canada.

Jeremy Smith says he’s spent the past year figuring out how to do so, contacting a number of decision-makers in Canada’s cannabis industry such as Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Health Canada.

“I was told I need proof of concept, so petitioning would be a great way to do it,” Smith said.

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This led him to launch a pair of petitions: An electronic one lodged at the federal government that was posted to the House of Commons’ website last week, and another petition collecting handwritten signatures for the Ontario government that can be found in

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