Top 5 Canadian Cities for Weed Culture

Cannabis is set to be legalized next summer 2019 and law abiding Canadians couldn’t be more ecstatic. Regardless of when cannabis will be nationally legalized, there is already a thriving weed culture in Canada. However some cities stand out more than others. The vast majority of Canadians still purchase weed from so-called non government illicit sources. Stats Canada data is inaccurate because the vast majority of pot users simply will not divulge to the government if they are 420 friendly or not. I’ve listed the best locations in my opinion for weed culture across Canada, ending in one of my favourite holiday spots. I initially compiled a list of dispensaries and vape lounges by city but decided to scrap this. Many non licensed dispensaries get shut down by the government on a regular basis. Read on to view the top 5 Canadian cities for weed culture. 

Definition of Dispensaries and Vape Lounges

Dispensary – a physical location where patients or consumers can obtain cannabis in a legal manner. Customers can get assistance and education from experts regarding the best dosage and delivery method for best results.

Vape lounge – a safe legalized  location where cannabis users can smoke freely. A much better alternative to smoking in public places where non cannabis users won’t complain about the smell. Vape lounge experts are available to discuss the best vaping methods and e-Cigs at retail locations. 

Top 5 Canadian Cities for Weed Culture

Top 5 Canadian Cities for Weed Culture

5. Toronto

I’ve often heard it said that “Toronto is the New York City of Canada”, I’ve never understood this statement. Anyone that has ever lived in or visited New York City will 100% disagree with anyone who subscribes to this falsehood. Toronto simply doesn’t have that inexplicable energy that N.Y. has, I do agree that Toronto is the most cosmopolitan city in Canada though.

Best spots to blaze

  • Riverdale Park- get high while taking in the Toronto skyline
  • Kew Beach – get your suntan and get high simultaneously
  • University of Toronto – campus is always a good place to blaze
  • Kensington Market – the smell of weed is pervasive in this spot

Top 5 Canadian Cities for Weed Culture

4. Montreal

Who doesn’t love Montreal this has got to be my favourite city in Canada during the summer months. European architecture, great restaurants and attractive men and women who are into cannabis. The infusion of French culture makes visiting this beautiful city a laid back experience and the perfect setting for the 420 crowd.

Best spots to blaze

  • Mont-Royal Park – get high while overlooking Montreal
  • Jean Talon Market

Top 5 Canadian Cities for Weed Culture

3. Calgary

This city has experienced a major economic downturn thanks to falling oil prices. Thousands of people were ejected from corporate positions in the oil and gas sector. For so long Alberta was the place to move to for jobs now people have been leaving for greener pastures. Young men who once thrived working on the oil rigs have been hit especially hard, according to Stats Canada 60 percent of men aged 15 to 24 still had no job after the recession hit in 2014. This is what can happen to an economy when you rely on a non renewable form of energy. Marijuana grows like weed and can be used as a fuel source but I digress. 

The legalization of cannabis is the perfect solution for Calgary’s economic downturn, not only will it provide numerous jobs but just being around the 420 community is a great natural high. Local business owners who want to open up recreational dispensaries and vape lounges when cannabis is legalized will kick this economy back into over drive. 

Until recreational vape lounges are legalized in Calgary you can always order your favourite strain from Quick Greens and toke up at home.

Best spots to blaze

  • house parties if you’re a homeowner during those cold winter months
  • the new proposed by-law ban aims to ban the smoking of weed in public areas

Top 5 Canadian Cities for Weed Culture

2. Vancouver

Vancouver has long been identified by the 420 community as the best place for weed culture. I lived in this picturesque city for 10 years.  You can be chilling out at Wreck Beach in the summer months and than drive an hour to Whistler to go skiing in the mountains. Vancouver is so laid back and chill its hard to get stuff done sometimes. The laid back vibe  makes Vancouver the premium city for your neighbourhood vape lounges and recreational dispensary hangouts. 

Best spots to blaze

  • Wreck Beach – just keep an eye out for the roaming Police officers
  • Stanley Park – lots of restaurants in the west end to eat at after you’ve smoked a blunt

Top 5 Canadian Cities for Weed Culture

1. Victoria

A short ferry ride away is Victoria, my 3rd favourite city in Canada for weed culture. A lot slower than Van but just as beautiful. The city does have a low key nightlife thanks to the University of Victoria student population. Believe it or not there is a young crowd here not just wealthy retirees.

Best spots to blaze

  • downtown Victoria – be cognizant of Police patrols

Conclusion

There you have it the current top 5 Canadian cities for weed culture.

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