Oshawa, ON, Canada

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4

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: Just like Toronto, the law officials know where the real harm is. Usually will let you go if you have anything less than 3.5 grams. Any more they might confiscate that and you’d probably get some sort of a ticket. Always be polite, honest (lying will only get you to more trouble) and respectful.

Where to buy marijuana: There’s a University and a College right at the same place. Need I say more?

Marijuana prices: $10 for 1 gram (locally known as “a dime”, “10 piece”, “gram”)

$25 – 30 for 1/8th of an ounce (3.5 grams, locally known as “half q” or “an eight”)

$45 – 50 for 1/4th of an ounce (7 grams, locally known as a “quarter”

$80 – 90 for 1/2th of an ounce (14 grams, locally known as “half o”) $150 – $190 for 1 ounce (28 grams, locally known as “an o”

Keep in mind the price depend on the quality. The prices above are for average to high grade hydroponics. Outdoor grown is a little cheaper while higher quality hydro and sess usually costs more. Another factor that affects the price is the specialty of the bud (eg. Purple Haze laced, Creeper Weed, Blueberry, Chinese Weed, “BC Bud” etc.)

Marijuana brands: Purple Haze Weed – Laced with purple haze. Excellent quality

Creeper Weed – You do not get high in the first 10-15 minutes of smoking it, but then it creeps onto you and suddenly you’re blitz!

Blueberry Weed – Tastes like blueberry

Chinese Weed – Not very good, weak.

“BC Bud” or “Cali Weed” – Bud imported from British Columbia or California