When my girlfriend and I first met at Algonquin College, we immediately bonded over our mutual love for marijuana.
While my family was fairly conservative and hated the plant, my girlfriend came from a long line of cannabis growers.
Her dad is a master grower for a large cannabis company here in Ottawa. Before he moved his wife and daughter to the Ottawa area, they were living in Vancouver, British Columbia, the former mecca of marijuana for all Canadian provinces. But once the federal government legalized marijuana for medical use in 2001, things started to look up for my girlfriend’s father. He found an up-start cannabis company that needed a master grower. Now that cannabis is legal recreationally for all adults over 19, my girlfriend’s dad is busier than ever before. He lives in Nepean where his company’s marijuana growing facility is located. It’s great getting access to some of the best marijuana in the country because we find out when fresh batches leave his growing facility and when they arrive at retail locations in the city and the rest of the province. There are few things we enjoy more than smoking joints at the midnight hour along the banks of the Rideau Canal, which splits off from the larger portion of the Rideau River right when it reaches Mooney’s By Park and Beach and Hog’s Back Park. Or we can drive to the Dominion Arboretum and walk through the trails of the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. We never run out of beautiful attractions to visit in Ottawa, especially if we involve cannabis consumption!