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 paraphenalia, 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: Marijuana illegality is hardly enforced. If a police officer stops you the usual result is confiscation. Because of the light police presence in this town, police virutaly never respond to complaints unless there is a crime involved, or excessive noise. Creston is a small town so it’s easy enough to avoid the cops by just heading of on a side road or in an orchard. In the summer the town is flooded with “migrent workers” for the fruit harvest, mostly really cool people from all over Canada, during this time police enforcement of marijuana laws is non-existant. It is not uncommen for people to smoke joints walking down main street.
Creston BC Marijuana prices: Check the weed before you buy, it probly is some really good cron, BC bud, but someone might try to give you some crap. An 1/8 goes for $20-$30, for $30 you should be getting incredible weed.
More information: Lots of people come into the town during late July/August for the Cherry harvest. If your looking for a party in beutifull little town it’s a great time to visit, and short term jobs are plentiful.