Driving high is illegal, and cannabis cannot be within reach of anyone in a vehicle.
Edibles are not yet legal to sell. The federal government plans to legalize them in the future.
What does this mean for your hotel?
Have a policy that covers impairment in the workplace as well as substance abuse. You may prohibit the use of marijuana at work and prohibit employees from attending work while impaired.
If you charge a fee for smoking in a non-smoking room, this policy should be clearly communicated to guests, whether they use tobacco or marijuana. Be sure to apply the Tourism Levy on any such fees.
Train your supervisors on how to recognize impairment and how to deal with persons they suspect may be impaired.
The AHLA Recommends:
You have a cannabis policy that is clearly communicated to guests. Communication ideas include:
Training front desk staff to go over the policy with guests at check-in.
Having signage at the front desk outlining your cannabis policy.
Indicating whether or not cannabis is prohibited on guest room key cards.
Installing signage in guest rooms that outline your cannabis policy and what the consequences are should a guest choose to smoke cannabis in their room; this is especially important for rooms where smoking is allowed.
Adding a section to reservation confirmation emails that outlines your cannabis policy.
The AHLA will continue to update information as cannabis is legalized and more details become available.