Legal Marijuana in Calgary
A day most people thought would never come, weed is now legal in Canada as of October 17th 2018. You can now have up to 30g of marijuana in your possession while out in public, you just can’t smoke it out in public legally. Not yet anyway. That is a topic for another blog post though! The City of Calgary, the AGLC and other governing bodies will hopefully get their shit together soon to make this as painless as possible. Edibles will become legalized sometime in 2019.
You’re here because you want to know one thing: Where to buy weed in Calgary. Let’s get to it.
Retail Weed Stores in Calgary
On October 17th when marijuana was legalized across Canada, there were only 2 retail weed stores that were allowed to open that you could choose from. Four20 Premium Market and Nova Cannabis. Several other stores are ready to open but need the go-ahead from the city. You can see a map of all weed stores in Calgary here, on the city website and here’s a list of all the stores in Alberta. It lists their application status as well in a Google maps interface.
Weed Stores in Calgary: (I’ll keep this list updated). ✅ = open! ❌ = not open yet
- ✅ Aylmer Nelson Cannabis – Address: 1309 9 Ave SE Phone: (403) 766-9141
- ✅ Beltline Cannabis Calgary – Address: 806 12 Ave SW Phone: (403) 589-5599
- ✅ Bongs and Such Plus – Address: 4825 MacLeod Trail SW Phone: (403) 244-2667
- ✅ Bow Cannabis – Address: 6305 Bowness Road NW Phone: (403) 286-1190
- ✅ Calgary Co-op Cannabis – Address: 7 8720 MacLeod Trail SE Phone: (403) 452-2285
- ✅ Canna Cabana – Address: 1065 Canyon Meadows Dr SW Phone: (403) 764-4207
- Cannabis Cowboy
- ❌ Address: 4th Street SW
- ❌ Address: Sage Hill NW
- ❌ Address: Valley Ridge NW
- ✅ Celestial Buds – Address: 166 – 6800 Memorial Drive NE Phone: (587) 496-8711
- Fire and Flower
- Four20 Premium Market
- ✅ Global Leaf – Address: 106 5401 Temple Drive NE Phone: (403) 991-7529
- ✅ Green Earth Cannabis – Address: 5 1305 33 St NE Phone: (403) 475-9975
- ✅ Nova Cannabis at Willow Park – Address: B252 10816 MacLeod Trail SE Phone: (403) 455-6290
- NewLeaf Cannabis
- ✅ Address: 18 13750 Bow Bottom Trail SE Phone: (587) 392-3409
- ✅ Address: 29 240 Midpark Way SE Phone: (587) 392-4655
- ✅ Address: 111 13 Southland Crescent SW Phone: (587) 392-4665
- ✅ Address: #130, 5403 Crowchild Trail NW Phone: (587) 392-4650
- ✅ Address: 110 1935 37 ST SW Phone: (587) 392-4705
- ✅ Address: 8 12 Castleridge Drive NE Phone: (587) 392-4690
- ✅ Address: 9 2015 32 Ave NE Phone: (587) 392-4715
- ✅ Address: 21 2500 4 ST SW Phone: (403) 453-3163
- ✅ Address: 2 7400 MacLeod Trail SE Phone: (587) 392-4695
- ✅ Address: 110 – 3725 Rundlehorn Drive NE Phone: (587) 392-4675
- ✅ Queen of Bud – Address: 1717 10 Ave SW Phone: (403) 460-5555
- ❌ Address: Unit 2, 506 17 Ave SW Phone: 1-833-777-4748
- ❌ Address: 920 Centre Street NE Phone: 1-833-777-4748
- ❌ Address: 217 19 Street NW Phone: 1-833-777-4748
- ❌ Address: 101A, 2525 36 St NE Phone: 1-833-777-4748
- ❌ Address: 9639 Macleod Trail SW Phone: 1-833-777-4748
- ❌ Address: 7220B Fairmount Dr SE Phone: 1-833-777-4748
- ❌ Address: 1136 10 Ave SW Phone: 1-833-777-4748
- ❌ Address: 3814 Bow Trail SW Phone: 1-833-777-4748
- ✅ Address: 408 2550 Country Hills Blvd NE Phone: 1-833-777-4748
- ❌ Address: 1704 61 St SE Phone: 1-833-777-4748
- ❌ Address: 305 1 St West Cochrane Phone: 1-833-777-4748
- Sweet Tree Cannabis Co.
And here’s a Google Maps version. Click here for a direct link to it.
You CAN ask on these places, but generally you don’t want to. Selling weed is still illegal and you never know who you’ll be dealing with. You could be buying weed laced with unknown substances, and holyshit that can be dangerous these days with Fentanyl. If you know people in Calgary, why not ask them? Weed is legal now, send your friends a message asking where you can buy some weed that isn’t retail. (don’t do this, it’s illegal).
Buy Weed Outside Crack Macs? On the street?
Hah, not recommended. Who knows what you’ll get.
Getting a Medical Marijuana Prescription in Calgary
Even though weed is legal for recreational use in Canada, medical prescriptions still exist and will continue to be written as needed to treat various medical conditions. In Calgary holders of medical marijuana prescriptions are allowed to smoke it in public. Any doctor can write you a prescription for it, however there are several clinics in Calgary with doctors specifically for diagnosing issues and prescribing weed if it’ll help you. Perhaps you’re not comfortable asking your GP or something.
How it works in a nutshell
- You contact a clinic and make an appointment to see a doctor.
- Show up, see doctor. In some cases it can just be done over Skype/video calling.
- Explain what’s wrong. Pain, headache, sleep issues, anxiety etc
- Get prescription.
- Consult with Cannabis counselor (wording varies). This person explains the weed, the companies, strains, what you want it for, what kind of high you want etc. This may vary from clinic to clinic but basically you deal with a weed broker who sends your prescription off for you, to the dispensing company of your choosing.
- Tell them which company you want your weed from. Aurora Cannabis, Broken Coast etc.
- Once your prescription is added you’ll be able to order your weed.
- Your prescription will say how much weed you can order per month, and the recommended dose per day.
- Order, weed shows up at your door in an unmarked package.
Medical marijuana containers will have your prescription on them so be sure to carry it with you if you’re medicating out in public for when people call the police on you. Note: your prescription will expire so you’ll need to get it updated every 3-6 months kind of thing. Basically you just check in with your doctor and let them know how you’re doing on the dosage you’re taking, like any medication.
Tip: claim your medical marijuana receipts on your taxes. See: Lines 330 and 331 – Eligible medical expenses you can claim on your tax return.
Medical Marijuana Clinics In Calgary
In addition to providing prescriptions for weed, the clinics have tons of information on it. Lots to learn about strains and such. Check their websites!
This isn’t a full list. They aren’t hard to find, Google it! There are some that are online, too. See http://greenleafmc.ca for example.
Ordering Weed Online Without A Prescription
If you want to simply buy some weed online there are several places to do so, but there is only one ‘legal’ site in Alberta. https://albertacannabis.org. At present time they only sell the dried plant, however there are other sites that sell much more than that.
Check out Doobdasher. I’ve personally never ordered anything from them but I have heard from multiple friends who have that they’re legit/awesome. Discrete and right to your door. They have edibles, concentrates, shatter, CBD, you name it. There are other sites like this and they’re not hard to find. Just Google it man.
- If you refer a friend, both of you will get a $10 credit! If you want me to refer you, send me an e-mail with your name and e-mail. It’ll be used for the coupon form, then deleted. Free stuff is free stuff right? Use a fake name, who cares.
- Keep in mind that ordering from Doobdasher is illegal and you shouldn’t even do it.
CBD Oil in Calgary
If it’s CBD oil you’re after that doesn’t have any THC in it, check out our blog post on where to get CBD oil in Calgary.
- Hemp derived CBD oil can help with depression, seizures, anxiety, addictions, chronic pain, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, MS, etc.
Finding weed in Calgary has never really been too difficult, and now with retail stores, it’s never been easier. More and more strains are coming out all the time. Go visit a cannabis retail store and see what they’re like, even if you don’t buy anything. Cheers!