The end of pot prohibition is a cause for celebration for many across the country and the momentous occasion is being marked with special cannabis-centric events.
In Toronto, both Oct. 16 and 17 are packed full of legalization parties, conferences and other marijuana melees.
Here is a list of some of the pot parties, cannabis conferences and weed meets across the city. All events are 19+.
October 16 – “Cannabis Eve”
What: Latitude, a women’s group of cannabis advocates and enthusiasts, is hosting “an evening of candid cannabis conversation.”
Six women will share their cannabis stories and answer questions in a panel moderated by 48Nrth CEO Alison Gordon and Model/DJ and cannabis advocate Chelsea Leyland.
Where: The Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W.
When: 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
What: Cannabis website Leafly is hosting a cannabis eve party to ring in marijuana legalization in the country featuring live music collective Dwayne Gretzky.
Where: Mod Club, 722 College St.
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
What: Janus Conferences is hosting an all day business conference revolving around Canada’s cannabis industry.
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What: Local coffee shop Cannabis and Coffee is attempting a Guinness World Record in several cannabis categories with a cannabis themed scavenger hunt in downtown Toronto. Teams of up to four people must register on their website to participate.
Where: Cannabis and Coffee, 346 Front St. W.
When: 4:20 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
October 17 – Legalization day
What: Leafly Canada is launching Leafly Learning Hub — a one-day pop-up aimed at educating people about legalization and other cannabis related topics including responsible consumption, regulations and cannabis products.
Where: 753 Queen St. W.
When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
What: The Friendly Stranger Cannabis Culture shop is hosting a “wake ‘n’ bake” breakfast event followed by an “end of prohibition” party to celebrate the legalization of cannabis. The event will include food trucks, live bands and a smoking and vaping lounge.
Where: Friendly Stranger, 241 Queen St. W.
When: The breakfast event begins at 8 a.m. leading into the party from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
What: Event promoter Shaun Bee is hosting a free event at Trinity Bellwoods Park, with cannabis smokers gathering to celebrate legalization.
Where: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St. W.
When: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
What: The Cannabis Society is hosting a “dress to impress” legalization party, supported by Love Child Social House. The event will include sponsored cannabis lounges and educational opportunities.
Where: Love Child Social House, 69 Bathurst St.
When: Doors open at 6 p.m.
What: Toronto reggae collective House of David Gang is hosting a musical tribute night to beloved musician Peter Tosh, co-founder of legendary reggae group The Wailers, credited with coining the phrase “legalize it.”
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W.
When: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
What: The Graceful Network is hosting a cannabis networking event in partnership with Brasaii restaurant. The event will provide attendees with a curated networking experience and opportunities to hear from speakers and connect with investors and business owners in the cannabis industry. The after party is in partnership with La Noche and will including Latin dance lessons. Ticket holders will get access to both events.
Where: Brasaii, 461 King St. W.
When: The main event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The after party runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
What: The Toronto Cannabis Comedy festival is hosting a legalization party, inviting attendees out for a “night of laughter, food and dancing” featuring “some of Canada’s best stoner comics”
Where: Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. W.
When: 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.