Saskatoon marijuana lounge hosts closing pot party

Lounge in the Loft owner Jeff Lundstrom shuttered the lounge after refusing to allow city inspectors to enter premise

Saskatoon's only marijuana lounge went out in a blaze of glory after the owner closed up shop in protest over a city inspection Monday.

The Lounge in the Loft owner Jeffrey Lundstrom hosted a final pot smoking event Saturday evening. Anyone over the age of 18 was invited, but an earlier promise of free marijuana was only available to those with medicinal prescriptions.

"It's a public disobedience. It was just a call out to just attempt to shine light on what's occurring," Lundstrom said.

Nearly a dozen people arrived within the first 40 minutes of the event. Scattered about the loft on various large couches, they shared vaporizers and edibles while the smell of incense floated around them.

The lounge, an extension of Lundstrom's head shop Skunk Funk, opened in February and offered...

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