Marijuana is legal for recreational use to any adults over the age of 19 in any province nationwide.
Back in college it was easy to fall into a habit of smoking marijuana the second I got out of bed. I had a dorm to myself and no roommates or parents to dissuade me from taking a huge bong rip before heading to my first class of the day. The only problem with this mindset is that I followed it into the afternoon hours as well, making me high for most of the day in my late teens and early 20s. If you’re as awkward around girls as I am from the jump, making myself nervously high much of the time didn’t help whatsoever. The only thing that stopped me from abusing cannabis more than I had already was the cost. Living in Ontario meant that we had a lot of blackmarket marijuana shipped across the provinces from Vancouver and other cities in British Columbia. Some of this weed was the best I’ve ever had, but I don’t miss taking the risk. We were always worried about police as the RCMP patrols the King’s Highway system regularly. Nowadays getting cannabis in my home city of Ottawa has never been easier. Marijuana is legal for recreational use to any adults over the age of 19 in any province nationwide. In Alberta and Quebec, local governments opted to lower the minimum age for buying recreational cannabis to 18. I live near the University of Ottawa in a neighborhood that is just walking distance from Strathcona Park. Somedays I take my cannabis vaporizer to the Rideau River, but today I did my “wake and bake” routine in the morning before visiting the Canada Aviation and Space Museum further north of my neighborhood.