Canada is only 6 days away from becoming the first G7 Nation to legalize retail cannabis for recreational use by adults.
For this reason, we thought it would be appropriate to dedicate today's article in our legalization countdown series to a city in Canada commonly known as "The Six," and formerly known as Toronto.
The city of Toronto is commonly referred to as "The Six" because before it became Toronto in 1998, it consisted of six separate boroughs, which included Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, York, East York, and Toronto.
Here are six fun facts about cannabis and Toronto.
1. Toronto is listed at #10 in a survey of the cities that consume the most cannabis globally.
2. Merry Jane predicts that Toronto will be in the top "5 Canadian Cities Most Likely to Embrace Cannabis Culture."
3. Toronto was listed at #8 when it came to the “top 10 cities who could generate the most potential tax by legalizing cannabis if taxed at the same rate as the most popular cigarette brand,” according to the 2018 Cannabis Price Index from WeedIndex.io
4. Hundreds of cannabis consumers, supporters, patients, and activists rolled into Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Ontario on April 20th of this year to celebrate the pending legal cannabis market in an event known simply as 420 Toronto 2018.
5. On a sad note, Police Officers in Toronto will not be able to partake in a recreational cannabis sesh with everyone else in 6 days when cannabis becomes legal in the country. Well, at least not if they have to report to work in the next 28 days.
6. Personally, I think the coolest fact of them all is that adults in Toronto are only 6 days from having legal access to this beloved plant!
Do you live in “The Six” or know any other awesome Toronto cannabis facts? If so, share this story and tag us on social media!Posted: Thursday, October 11th, 10:00am 13 days ago
Ashley is a freelance cannabis writer and the co-owner of CannaLance. Her passion for sharing education and truth surrounding cannabis stems from a personal loss. Ashley has always had an elevated relationship with cannabis but it wasn't until 2015 that she turned that passion and relationship into a career as a cannabis writer.