Cannabis Culture Overview:
Cannabis Culture is one of the largest chains of dispensaries in Canada, with multiple locations in Toronto, BC, and Montreal. Cannabis Culture sells buds, extracts, creams and merchandise out of their Toronto weed shops. Cannabis Culture sells to anyone 19+, making it one of the most easily accessible dispensary chains in Toronto.
Cannabis Culture Queen W. Location:
801 Queen Street West
Cannabis Culture is located at 801 Queen St W, just east of Trinity Bellwoods Park. If the weather is nice, Trinity Bellwoods Park can be a great place to explore/walk through while enjoying some new cannabis. Cannabis Culture 801 Queen Street West can be easily accessed via TTC street car from Queen or Osgoode Station.
Cannabis Culture Membership Access:
Gaining access to Cannabis Culture is simple, and only requires you being over 19 years old. Someone will be sitting at the front desk to check your ID when you enter, no card and no doctor required. There is no paper work to fill out, and no record of you being there, other than their video surveillance. When your ID has been checked, and approved, you can enter the budroom, located just behind the front desk.
Cannabis Culture Pricing & Selection:
Cannabis Culture has a large client base, and as a result, their menu will change multiple times throughout the day. They had strains ranging from $10 – $14/gram with around 10 different strains to choose from, spread between indica, hybrid, and sativa.
Cannabis Culture’s Pink Power Plant:
Pink Power Plant was recommended to me by the manager, as a strain that would help induce sleep. The strain had dense round nugs, consistent with the indica expected effects. It also had a musky, earthy smell, true of an indica, now it’s just up to the taste and effects.
The flavour was on point, providing strong earthy and herbal flavours. There were also musky notes; this strain is very tasty to smoke when grown well. It burns to a nice white/grey ash meaning there weren’t fertilizers left in the buds, when harvested. As for the effects, it’s a bit of a let down. I was looking for a sleep inducing strain, the Pink Power Plant isn’t a knockout, but there are strong mental effects giving the classic indica eye droop. An hour or two after smoking you’ll get tired and drift off to sleep. I did really enjoy this strain. I was having a rough day, and wasn’t feeling motivated to work. This strain has sparked my creativity and gotten in a creative headspace to write.
Unique to Cannabis Culture Queen W.:
Cannabis Culture is one of the few dispensaries in Toronto that operates how they would like cannabis to be regulated, rather than waiting for the government to implement legalization. This means selling to anyone 19+, and having lots of storefronts in Canada. Cannabis Culture has a long history of cannabis activism with owners Jodie and Marc Emery, who have spent the majority of their lives fighting for cannabis legalization in Canada. If you are lucky, you may be able to meet one, or both of them when you stop by to pick up your cannabis.
Cannabis Culture Staff:
The staff at Cannabis Culture 801 Queen Street West were friendly and polite. They assisted in picking out my medication, something to help me sleep, and recommended Pink Power Plant. At some of the other Cannabis Culture locations, staff have had issues answering basic cannabis questions. It was nice to see informed staff at the Queen West location. If you have specific/hard medical questions, it may be best for you to try the Queen West location. With Cannabis Culture being 19+, it attracts a lot of non-medical consumers, who don’t rely on their bud tenders for their knowledge. The staff at Queen West were a lot better than other Cannabis Culture locations, so give them a shot!