A cannabis grower has partnered with the Canadian Safe Boating Council to promote the safe use of vessels this holiday weekend.

Muskoka Grown of Bracebridge partnered with the CSBC to get the word out that buzzed boating is not safe.

“Boating is one of the country’s most universally enjoyed pastimes, with about half of all Canadians participating in the activity each year,” said David Grand, CEO & Founder, Muskoka Grown. “With the boating community so prevalent in Muskoka, it was a natural fit for us to partner with the CSBC and maximize the reach of our cannabis education efforts to raise awareness about safe cannabis consumption on the water.”

This partnership and awareness campaign is a crucial piece of Muskoka Grown’s ongoing commitment to providing education and contributing to the responsible cannabis industry in Canada.

John Gullick, Chair of the Canadian Safe Boating Council says with legal marijuana use so new, it is important to remind people of their responsibilities on the water.

“With the legalization of recreational cannabis, this strategic partnership gives us the opportunity to reach millions of Canadians and generate awareness surrounding the effects of cannabis and impacts of boating high,” said Gullick. “We encourage everyone on the water this summer to make responsible choices and educate themselves on responsible cannabis use to prevent the risks and dangers of impaired boating.”

The initiative will take the opportunity to highlight the importance of safe boating by asking people to take the pledge to not boat high during Canada’s first summer of legal recreational cannabis.

To take the pledge, consumers can visit www.dontboathigh.com.