Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 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: Pretty much depends what sort of cop you wind up encountering. Most cops in the city are pretty educated about where the real harm lies, and won’t charge you unless you are being an ass. Be discreet, be polite, and hope for the best.
Where to buy Marijuana in Toronto: Head to the Scarborough Town Centre (reachable by subway). When you exit the train station make a right and walk down the stairs – this is the Scarborough Civic Centre courtyard. There are skater kids all over the place here – ask a few of them and you’ll likely find. and also:
“I can recommend the medical clubs in town, but that’s not much help if you can’t get a Dr’s note or aren’t a Canadian citizen. Americans with a medical card issued by their State will be served at the Toronto Compassion Centre, http://www.torontocompassioncentre.org/, or the Cannabis as Living Medicine (CALM) at http://www.cannabisclub.ca/welcome.html.
Friendly neighborhoods where you can make friends who are holding: Kensington Market and Queen St. West you don’t need to look hard. In Kensington Market, go to one of the Jamaican “Rasta” bars or café’s and just ask. On Queen St. West there are many bars, café’s, small boutiques, record shops etc. if you ask politely no one will get offended and even probably try to help even if they are not into it themselves.
The nightclubs around Richmond Street or Adelaide Street West, in the Area between Spadina and University Avenue are a good place to look. ”
and: ” I found that walking up and down yonge street which is the same street that the hockey hall of fame is on works well. Walk south to the intersection of yonge street and college street (by toronto university), there is a mission a little further south where you can get whatever you want. Ask the rastas, they will point you the right way.”
Editors Recommendation: “If your new to town go hang around the hostels Located between Richmond St. and Adelaide St. there are always cool people hanging around, usually happy to help you find something, sometimes it is some SERIOUS good stuff!!”
Toronto Marijuana Prices:
A reasonable price is $12 Cdn for a gram of herb, up to $20 for a gram of hashish, don’t pay more than $240 for an oz and also: “10 canadian a gram”
Brands: Local hydroponic is high quality. And the Ontario outdoor shows up around October!
and also: “Sensimelia – Organically grown, very popular among the rasta looking kids
BC Hydro – More potent, same price as sensimelia”
More information: Great smoke friendly cafes:
Kindred Cafe on Breadalbane St.
Hot Box Cafe on Baldwin St.