Why pot-smoking tourists may have a tough time lighting up on P.E.I.

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Island tourism group says many operators not allowing cannabis smoking on their properties.

The Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island says visitors hoping to smoke cannabis on the Island this summer may have a tough time finding a place to do it legally.

As it stands, it’s against the law on P.E.I. to smoke pot in public. It’s left up to the owners of tourist accommodations to decide whether to allow guests to light up in their private rooms or in designated areas outdoors on their properties.

CEO Kevin Mouflier said many owners he’s heard from have decided not to allow pot to be smoked anywhere.

“It’s back to the [fact] that a lot of travellers do not like smoking period,” said Mouflier. “Whether it be cigarette smoke or anything, they want to have that clean feeling of no smoke in the rooms or public areas.”

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Some tourism operators are taking a different approach.

Isaac MacPherson, the owner of Brackley Beach North Winds Inn and Suites, said while guests aren’t allowed to light up in their rooms, smoking is permitted anywhere outside, as long as it’s

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