Caledonia, ON, Canada
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.5
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: The cops around Caledonia vary. You could end up with one of the older guys, and if you’re nice to them, and they haven’t seen you causing trouble around, they’ll probably just shoo you off after stealing your pot (and taking it home to smoke themselves and eat doughnuts). The younger more ambitious cops will bust you for having even the tinest bit. But a lot of the time they’ll just ignore you as long as you’re not smoking and walking down Argyle (main), or the other big streets. Around the schools is a hotspot. They already figured it out.
Where to buy marijuana in Hamilton Ontario: Stay away from schools. Elementary, high school, fucking daycare. I don’t care. Stay away. We have undercover cops wandering in all the usual hotspots. If you don’t know anybody, ask around. Check McD’s or any house party (there’s lots of them). Most of the time you’ll be able to pick up the scent after a while. Sketchy people = drug dealers.
Caledonia marijuana prices:
The average prices in Hamilton are as followed.
1 Gram- $5.00
Half -Quarter (3.5 grams) $25.00
Quarter – (7grams) $50.00
Half ounce (14grams) $100.00
Ounce (28grams) $200.00
Marijuana Brands: If you know some people, high-grade shit is pretty easy to get a hold of. The sketchier the dealer (especially if you don’t know them), the worse your weed will be. Never mention that you’re just passing through (if you are). The dealers here want repeat business, so they sell their kife to tourists.
More information: The prices actually flux if bud is out of season… If you’re asking when bud is in season, you need to ask yourself if plants like to grow in the winter. You’ll get bud cheaper by about $5.00 for high grade stuff during the summer. Good places to smoke would be inside some sort of residential building. If you’re adamant about smoking outside, you can stick to the forests around town, the suburban residential streets away from main streets are usually fine. You won’t find a lot of adults that mind kids smoking pot as long as you’re not bothering anyone. Again, stay away from parks or schools.
Stories: I’ve scored some pretty wicked cron around Caledonia. It’s a small town and a tight-knit community, so if you know anyone who smokes, you know a dealer who won’t knife you, and you’ll always find somewhere safe to toke… and a friend to toke with. If you happen to be passing through Caledonia on the last weekend of September, the Caledonia Fair is happening. You can safely smoke pot in our streets, and at the actual fair. Just stay away from trouble and you’ll be good.
Caledonia is forever known for having it’s one-of-a-kind 9-arch bridge in the center of town. I recommend sparking a doob under it. There’s a walkway so your feet won’t get wet, and it has it’s fair share of tagging and more “Mike waz heer”‘s than you can shake a stick at, so it’s a pretty chillin place to be.