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These are our favorite cannabis shops in five major Ontario cities and regions.
It’s been four years since Canada legalized recreational cannabis. Although Ontario stores have seen their fair share of licensing hiccups and bumps down the road, the province’s cannabis space is standing tall and flourishing.
In fact, the first year cannabis was legalized, Ontario led weed sales and brought in a whopping $217 million. Fast forward to 2022, there are more cannabis shops than ever and more consumers too. Ontario’s cannabis scene is so busy that there’s practically a dispensary on every block, maybe even two.
With so many shops to choose from, there are bound to be a few bad apples. We’ll help you weed out the not-worth-its and point you toward shops with impressive product selections, great staff, beautiful designs, and an unmatched vibe.
Here’s Herb’s list of the best dispensaries in Ontario, Canada.
It’s no surprise that the nation’s capital has some of the best dispensaries in Ontario. As the province’s second-largest city, Ottawa currently has a high volume of dispensaries that have been operating since legalization.
While some shops are more design-centric, others are straight to the point, with tons of new and familiar products for your preferred experience. See our recommendations below:
In the era of Canadian prohibition, Toronto’s cannabis scene birthed some of the best dispensaries in Ontario. While some have remained legacy shops in operation, there are plenty of new and improved shops with some of the best interior designs we’ve seen in the country. Here are the top 3 dispensaries in Toronto, Ontario:
Finding weed in Kitchener-Waterloo is easy, but finding a great dispensary is a bit more challenging. The city has two popular Universities, meaning there are plenty of students looking for weed in Kitchener-Waterloo. See our three favorite cannabis dispensaries in Kitchener-Waterloo, and visit their websites below:
Hamilton is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, which is why so many cannabis dispensaries have popped up in and around it over the past few years. It’s also a city with over 150 waterfalls, meaning there’s no shortage of scenic places to light up. Go shopping first here:
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory is indigenous land, including the townships of Belleville, Deseronto, and Shannonville. There are many beautiful cannabis stores there, often with a huge focus on community. Some of these shops have been in operation since before cannabis was legal in Canada. See our favorites below: