HERE ARE THE THINGS WE OFTEN GET ASKED ABOUT:
IS IT LEGAL?
YEs it is, as long as YOU follow the law (WE MAKE SURE YOU DO!). Subject to provincial or territorial restrictions, adults who are nineteen (19) years of age or older are legally able to possess up to thirty (30) grams of legal cannabis, dried or equivalent in non-dried form in public. share up to THIRTY (30) grams of legal cannabis with other adults. DISTRIBUTING illegal cannabis TO YOUR GUESTS OR GIVING TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 19 CAN RESULT IN PENALTies UP TO fourteen (14) years in jail Https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/cannabis/
CAN I HAVE HIGH BAR AT MY EVENT?
HIGH BAR EXPERIENCES can be PROVIDED in an EVENT space during a PRIVATE EVENT, CORPORATE event, OR SOCIAL EVENT (FESTIVALS, FUNDRAISERS, CONCERTS, AND MORE). DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF YOUR event (for example: ToWn, CITY, or PROVINCE), some experiences will not be available. WHEN BOOKING HIGH BAR, OUR SALES REP WILL CONFIRM WHAT YOU CAN, OR CAN'T PROVIDE, DEPENDInG ON THE LOCATION, AND THE TYPE OF EVENT YOU ARE HOSTING.
DOES HAVING HIGH BAR PUT A LICENSEES LIQUOR LICENCE AT RISK?
WE HAVE CREATED PROCEDURES MAKING SURE THAT THE LICENSEES FOLLOW ALL THE EXISTING LEGISLATIONS, AND REGULATIONS (FROM LIQUOR LICENCE & CONTROL ACT) GUIDELINES currently SET IN PLACE. HIGH BAR DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY SERVICES THAT GOES AGAINST ANY RULES, LAWS OR REGULATIONS (LIQUOR LICENCE & CONTROL ACT, CANNABIS CONTROL ACT, AND SMOKE FREE ONTARIO ACT) THAT WOULD PUT ANY LICENSEES LIQUOR LICENSE AT RISK.
"The LLCA regulates the sale, service, delivery, consumption and possession of liquor in Ontario. Licensees must comply with all requirements under the LLCA and its regulations. Licensees may make business decisions about how they achieve compliance under the LLCA and any other obligations they may have beyond the LLCA requirements." -AGCO CUSTOMER SERVICE
"A licensed establishments may have their own house policies prohibiting legally-purchased cannabis beverages from being allowed/consumed in their establishments during events where liquor is served." - ELIGIBILITY OFFICER, LICENSING AND REGISTRATION BRANCH AT THE AGCO
IT's IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT LICENSEES ARE AT HIGHER RISK WHEN ALLOWING GEUSTS TO BRING THEIR OWN CANNABIS INTO THEIR LICENSED ESTABLISHMENT. ON AVERAGE 20-30% OF GUESTS WILL BRING THEIR OWN CANNABIS TO THE EVENT, unregulated and possibly even illegal cannabis on-site, putting the LICENSEES liquor licence at risk. HAVING THE HIGH BAR, NOT ONLY REMOVES THAT RISK, BUT ALSO ADDS A LAYER OF SAFETY FOR THE GEUSTS, AND THE EVENT HOST, prEVENTING over consumption. HIGH BAR will assist licensees on how to COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE LLCA, AND ITS REGULATIONS.
Where you can SMOKE OR VAPE cannabis?
Private residences – this does not include residences that are also workplaces (for example, long-term care and/or retirement homes)
Many outdoor public places (for example, sidewalks and parks)
Designated smoking guest rooms in hotels, motels and inns
Residential vehicles and boats that meet certain criteria (for example, if they have permanent sleeping accommodations and cooking facilities, and are parked or anchorE)
Where you cannot smoke or vape cannabis?
You cannot smoke or vape cannabis in:
indoor common areas in condos, apartment buildings and university/college residences
enclosed public places and enclosed work places
non-designated guest rooms in hotels, motels and inns
Publicly owned spaces
You cannot smoke or vape cannabis in publicly-owned sport fields (not including golf courses), nearby spectator areas and public areas within 20 metres of these areas.
Vehicles and boats
You cannot consume cannabis (smoking, vaping, DRINKING, and eating) in a vehicle or boat that is being driven or will be driven.
Learn more about the Rules for cannabis and driving .
Other outdoor areas
You cannot smoke or vape cannabis:
in restaurants and on bar patios and public areas within 9 metres of a patio
on outdoor grounds of specified Ontario government office buildings
in reserved seating areas at outdoor sports and entertainment locations
on grounds of community recreational facilities and public areas within 20 metres of those grounds
in sheltered outdoor areas with a roof and more than two walls which the public or employees frequent, or are invited to (for example, a bus shelter)
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE MY CANNABIS?
The Ontario Cannabis Store website OR Authorized retail cannabis store ARE the only legal way to purchase recreational cannabiS, CANNABIS EDIBLES, AND CONCENTRATES Online. ALTERNATIVELY, You can purchase cannabis in person ONLY from AN Authorized retail cannabis store.
If you buy cannabis from anywhere else, you could be subject to a fine of up to $100,000 and/or imprisoned for up to one year.
You are permitted to purchase up to 30 grams (about one ounce) of dried recreational cannabis or equivalent at one time for personal use.
One gram of dried cannabis is equal (equivalent) to:
5 grams of fresh cannabis
15 grams of edible product
70 grams of liquid product
0.25 grams of concentrates (solid or liquid)
1 cannabis plant seed
WHAT ABOUT SAFTY
HIGH BAR HOSPITALITY & EVENT GROUP PROVIDES BUDTENDERS, AND CANNABIS sommeliers THAT ARE CANNSELL CERTIFIED & SMART SERVE CERTIFIED. By completing the CANNSELL Certification, HIGH BAR STAFF ARE educated in responsible cannabis consumption, products, I.D. verification and how to detect intoxicated persons. To reinforce our promise to safe and responsible consumption. CONSUMER INFORMATION FORM (CANNABIS) CLICK HERE
HIGH BAR Hospitality & Event Group is Canada's first luxury mobile cannabis BAR PROVIDING CANNABIS SOMMELIERS, budtendERS, ON-SITE INFUSING, CONSUMPTION LOUNGES, CANNABIS catering and other cannabis hospitality services. Creating a premier full-service experience that everyone can enjoy (from someone who's never consumed cannabis to your seasoned CANNABIS Cannoisseur). With our experience and knowledge immersed in the event industry for over 25 years, the introduction of legal cannabis presented the perfect opportunity to create a high class event company featuring cannabis in its many wonderful forms. Our mission is simple, provide clients with cannabis experience presented in a classy and high-end fashion. We’ve partnered with some of the best names in the events and cannabis industries, so that we can provide the highest quality service for any occasion. We are committed to cannabis education, safety, and providing a responsible experience. Part of what we do includes educating the new, and find emerging technologies and cannabis types to wow even the experienced consumer. All HIGH BAR staff are trained with the ultimate understanding of cannabis and its best uses and presentation, giving us the ability to customize each event.
HIGH BAR Hospitality & Event Group (located in Toronto, Ontario) will provide services only in Canada. All services are contingent upon compliance with ALL cannabis related legislation and regulations (LIQUOR LICENCE & CONTROL ACT, CANNABIS CONTROL ACT & MORE) . We do not facilitate the sales of cannabis, or cannabis products. Cannabis is not included in the price of any High Bar services. High Bar also provides five million in liability insurance coverage for your event.