VIDEO: Cannabis Cruise Coming to Windsor


There is a cannabis cruise is coming to Windsor.

Windsor River Cruises and Border City Entertainment are jointly holding the event on the Detroit River.

The first sailing is scheduled for September 20 and organizers say the cruise sold out in two days — so a second cruise is being planned for September 26.

Jessilin Deschamps of Windsor River Cruises tells CTV Windsor, they want to create an accepting community event that celebrates cannabis.

"It's something we're able to do now, something we've been waiting a long time to do and we just want to give people a venue and place to do it," she says.

The cruise will feature vendors, a licensed bar, a DJ,  and someone from natural health services to talk about safe practices and impairment.

Deschamps says the event is BYOC (Bring your own Cannabis) — there's no buying, selling or mooching.

"Because this is a private event, people know what they're coming for and we're still playing by the rules, everybody's going to have a great time, nobody's going to get in trouble," she says.

When it comes to the event being a possible tourist attraction, CEO of Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island (TWEPI) Gordon Orr, says it's too soon to tall if the organization will be involved in the future.

"We'll let the industry take us where they want to go," says Orr. "But certainly we'll be there as a marketing support if that's something we indeed want to market and collaborate on together."

People who go on the three-hour cruise must be 19-years of age or older and will not be able to buy any marijuana, CBD or THC products but attendees can bring their own cannabis. 

The Windsor Port Authority says the vessel has met all marine inspection requirements with Transport Canada and is being operated by a certified captain.