And on the whole, Calgary is Alberta’s prime destination for a stoner. Not only that, but it’s one of the best cities in all of Canada if you’re looking to blaze. Because Calgary, perhaps more than any other city in the country, is a melting pot of things to do. Again, you can check out Alberta’s beautiful landscape. You can go to a museum, or a concert, or a play, or a sporting event. Or you can just sit in your room, while everyone else deals with the cold winters.
Weed Legalization in Calgary, Alberta
Cannabis is legal in Alberta, but:
- only if you’re 18+;
- only from licensed stores;
- 30 grams is the most you can buy or carry at a time;
- you can’t consume in some public places – know your local laws;
- only 4 plants can be grown per household;
- driving high is illegal;
- it can’t be within reach of anyone in a vehicle;
- edibles are legal, but it will take some time before they are available for sale;
- kids can’t enter cannabis stores, even with an adult.
How Much Weed You Can Possess?
Cannabis is regulated in Canada by a combination of federal, provincial and municipal rules. Here’s an overview of what you should know about each level of government’s regulations. Cannabis may be consumed on private property in any form (smoking, vaping, or edibles). 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent is the most you can buy or carry in public at a time.
What to Do in Calgary after You Get Weed?
Recently, Vice called Alberta the weed capital of Canada. It’s an unusual choice, because for the stoner, Calgary has never loomed large in the imagination. With two rivers and plenty of green space, Calgary could be the next great stop on the stoner’s vacation, as it’s a great place to hang out whether you want to catch some local music, marvel at the natural environment or just get stoned and walk by the river. (A note, though: it’s not legal to consume cannabis in public in Calgary, which could land you with a $100 ticket. So be careful, or better yet, find somewhere safe and private to smoke up before you hit the town.)