Nelson, BC, Canada

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

Legislation: it is against the law to possess marijuana in Canada. If you have baggies, scales or other selling paraphernalia, you may be charged with trafficking.

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.

In July 2000, an Ontario Court of Appeal ruled against the Canadian law because it did not address medical necessity and on July 31, 2001 a new regulation was enacted by the cabinet which addressed medical use. In January 2003, a lower Ontario court ruled simple possession laws banning cannabis unconstitutional, although it is unclear what the long term implications of this might be.

Law Enforcement: Some cops will take your stash to smoke it, others just want to bust you. Public smoking is more or less okay if you’re not dumb about it.

Where to buy marijuana in Nelson BC: You can ask around Baker Street.

This should be mentioned…there is a headshop that will SELL you weed directly if you are 19 or over and have your ID. Not sure what the buying limit amount is. **EDITORS NOTE** For legal reason get to Nelson and find the shop name yourselves, everyone knows it.

Nelson BC Marijuana prices: $20-$30, usually $25 per 1/8. $40-$50 per 1/4. $100-$150 per ounce.

More information: It’s true, it’s very easy to get away with smoking in public. as long as you’re not sitting somewhere sketchily at 3 am.