Chatham, ON, Canada

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3

Legislation: Cannabis is schedule II in Canada (for more than 3 kg). Canada’s cannabis control laws are spottily enforced, with the west coast (British Columbia) being well known for its high quality cannabis and low levels of enforcement. In 2002, Canada’s federal government made several findings in favor of cannabis legalization and medical use approval. Although the status of medical cannabis is still in flux (sep 2002), the Canadian government has several times voiced its intention to support full medical use. Non-viable Cannabis seeds and Cannabis stalks (that do not include leaves, flowers, seeds or branches) are exempted.

Law enforcement: Cops are di**s for the most part, they spend all day dealing with crackheads and prostitutes in the east end, but they still seem to find enough time to hassle stoners around the community. Make sure you keep out of sight when smoking bongs, joints are relatively easy to smoke around the downtown park and cafes.

Where to buy marijuana: Chatham is a small town, yo’ll probably have a hard time finding the herb without a connection in this city. Hang around the mall, or Tecumseh Park. Other locations of interest would be high schools.

Marijuana prices: 1-3g $10 per gram

3.5 g $25

7.5g 50

14g 80-90

1 oz 140-200

Outdoor 140-180

Indoor/Hydro 140-200

Marijuana brands: Predominantly hydroponic Thai strains from Missisauga and London, beautiful outdoor Montreal and other local varieties during the long growing and harvest season.

More information: The community in general is pretty pro pot, with high levels of liberal and ndp supporters as well as many outdoor growsers and rising levels of indoor grows this could be a pothead haven soon enough.