Where weed smokers should be
Canada has been the second country in the world — and the first G7 nation — to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. In the neighboring US, nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use, and 30 allow for medical use.
The act to legalize the recreational use of cannabis was introduced on April 13, 2017, and was later passed at the House of Commons in November. The Senate passage of the bill was the final hurdle in the process.
Fortunately for Canadians, there are quite a few cities in this wonderful country where weed is a question of enjoying life; a way of living.. We are going to see some of them. But there are many more.
Vancouver (British Columbia)
Nobody can feel surprised. TYhis city has always been very respectful with individual rights. Vancouver has experienced a booming cannabis scene for the last decades and has led the charge when it comes to everything related to dispensaries and the legalization of cannabis. Some of the “you must see” places in this city are English Bay, Sunset Beach, and Stanley Park. Many dispensaries are found all over the city. They can be found from Gastown to Kitsilano to North Vancouver. You can also find many cannabis open minded establishments like the well known New Amsterdam Café.
Unfortunately cannabis remained illegal in this lovely city until summer 2017. It was just a question of time but despite cannabis was “officially” illegal, the truth is that you can walk past many a cafe in the city as early as 2000 and easily feel a whiff of the sweet smell of people smoking weed. In summer the city hosts an important event every Sunday around the monument to George-Etienne Cartier in Parc Mont Royal called Tam Tams. Be sure that aside from the typical atmosphere of bongo percussionists, dragon sticks, street as well as a lot of people smoking and consuming cannabis. Police are there but as long as you’re not selling cannabis you will not get in troubles. Other hot spots in the city are Parc Lafontaine, the Village (or Montreal’s Gaybourhood), and pretty much most of rue. Ste. Catherines.
The city has changed a lot and it has become much more “free” during the last two decades. Toronto has perhaps the largest number of dispensaries in the country, despite the continuous raids by the police while cannabis was still illegal. There are many “hot spots” in this city. Places like Kensington Market, Cherry Beach, Hanlan’s Point, Ryerson Quad, and Trinity Bellwoods Park. Toronto has the pride of celebrating an important a smokey 420 parade. Guess the date? April 20th,of course.
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
Most people don’t know Nova Scotia has the highest number of cannabis users per capita in the country. Almost a 15% of the population smoke weed or/and extractions. This can be because Halifax has remarkable student population and its night life is famous all over the country. It has many bars where you can smoke a joint. The city is home to the Peace East 420 Festival, a cannabis education and med-u-cation celebration. Hot spots in Halifax include Point Pleasant Park and Halifax Common.