The Vancouver Santa Claus Parade is one of the city’s biggest parades of the year. The event and according to organizers, they don’t want people smoking cannabis at the event.
Recreational cannabis is not illegal anymore and individuals 19 years old and over can legally purchase non-medical cannabis.
While it may not be illegal to light one up at this year’s Vancouver Santa Claus Parade, organizers want you to refrain from it.
Parade producer Elyse Gawley said that they want parade spectators to be in a safe, comfortable and healthy environment. Their goal is to provide a smoke-free environment, which includes tobacco and cannabis.
Vancouver Santa Claus Parade Etiquette
On the event website, there’s a parade etiquette section that explains what organizers expect from spectators.
They are as follows:
- Respect parade officials. Your safety and that of your family is paramount. Obey all instructions to avoid Santa’s naughty list!
- S marks the spot – someone else’s that is! Never move or occupy an empty chair. This curbside spot has been reserved.
- Wear your rain gear. Umbrellas block the view.
To help families with children enjoy a healthy and smoke-free environment, please refrain from consuming cannabis and tobacco at the parade.
- Be nice. Please allow those in wheelchairs front row, curb side viewing of the parade. Also, allow families with children to sit in front. We short people appreciate it too!
- Say “excuse me” or “I’m sorry” if you bump or step on someone in the crowd.
The parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 2nd, 2018.