Alberta, resource province of Canada is sandwiched between the rocky mountains of the west and the great plains of the East. With its amazing landscape, and frequent festivals and museums, Alberta has many things to do for tourists all year round and view mother’s nature’s beauty while smoking marijuana.
A Little Bit of Alberta
Alberta sits between Beautiful British Columbia to the west, Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the North, and the state of Montana of the United states to the south. Along with Saskatchewan, Alberta are the only provinces that don't have access to the ocean water. Both Alberta and Saskatchewan were formerly districts of the Northwest Territories until the were established as their own provinces on September 1, 1905
Alberta is named after Princess Louis Caroline Alberta(1848-1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. Lake Louise and Mount Alberta were also named in her honour.
Due to the cold arctic of the North and the chinook winds bringing warmth almost suddenly, Alberta goes through really warm summers and extreme cold temperatures in the winter. The temperatures can down as -54 c (-65 F) in northern Alberta and -46 c in the south during the winter and swing to 32c in the north and 40 in the south.
The 2 most populous cities of Alberta are Edmonton and Calgary. Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and is near the geographic center where it is the primary supply and service hub for Canada’s crude oil. Edmonton also is home to Aurora Cannabis headquarter, and at one point was the biggest of its kind. The Edmonton census metropolitan area (CMA) includes the cities of Beaumont, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove and St. Albert.
Calgary is Canada’s third largest city in terms of population and was home to the 1988 winter olympics and the home to the Calgary Stampede, where everyone wears a cowboy hat and doesn’t get judged. Calgary is the third largest city in terms of population. The Calgary CMA includes the cities of Airdrie, Calgary and Chestermere.
Fort McMurray and Drumheller are 2 other known cities of Alberta. Drumheller is home to the “Dinosaur Capital of The World” and Fort Mcmurray is home to the Athabasca Oil Sands.
Alberta is the largest producer of conventional crude oil, synthetic crude and natural gas in Canada putting them as the world’s second largest exporter of natural gas. Although Alberta is known for it’s oil, there is an abundance of other natural resources. Agriculture is one of those natural resources. If you have had Alberta AAA beef you know you ate some quality beef. The Province raises over three million head of cattle and is one half of all Canadian beef in Canada.
An interesting fact about Alberta is they are the leading beekeeping province of Canada, with some beekeepers wintering hives indoors in Southern Alberta, then migrating north during the summer.
Things to Do In Alberta While Experiencing Cannabis
Alberta has 5 national Park and 76 provincial parks. The 2 most known parks are Jasper National Park and Banff National Park.
If you are an outdoor enthusiast then Jasper Park is for you. From Snowboarding and Skiing in the winter to hiking and rafting in the summer you won’t find yourself being bored and looking at your social media on your phone rather posting the amazing pictures. This park houses glaciers of the columbia icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains. Spirit Island is one of the most iconic landmarks in Canada’s Rocky Mountain. There is no shortage of beauty and serenity on this island. You can find Maligne Lake where you will find the most interesting and spectacular scenery found anywhere in the world and besides Lake Louise in Banff is one of the most photographed places in the Canadian Rockies.
Further to the south you’ll find Canada’s oldest national park, Banff National Park which was established in 1885. Banff definitely is truly one of those bucket list places. Just like Jasper, there is an abundance of outdoor activities all year round. With breathtaking mountain scenery and premium snow on the slopes you’ll find the stunning turquoise waters of Lake Louise that reflect the surrounding mountains. During the summer, your social media feed will be bombarded with stunning selfie pictures and landscape photos from Lake Louise.
Something a little different then breathtaking sceneries from Alberta’s national parks, is the Valley of Drumheller. Located northeast of Calgary, Drumheller is the “Dinosaur Capital of the World” and draws 650,000 visitors each year to it’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. The museum contains the nodosaurus which is one of the best preserved dino skin and armors the world has ever seen.
Alberta and Cannabis
The rules with Cannabis are the same with every other province except for the minimum age to purchase marijuana. Alberta aligns the legal age to purchase weed with their smoking and alcohol bylaw of age 18. In case you may not be familiar with some of the rules, here are a few: you may grow only 4 cannabis plants per household, driving high is illegal, and edibles are legal.
Cannabis Edibles are Legal! But Is it safe?
Cannabis edibles come in different forms, tablets, capsules and food products such as brownies, gummies and cookies. Ingesting cannabis in these forms allows for long lasting, effective highs. BUT, because the effects of edibles do not kick in as fast as smoking, individuals have a tendency to over consume and thus having an unpleasant next few hours.
Similar to alcohol one person’s tolerance towards marijuana edibles can vary from individual to individual. An individual’s frequency of cannabis consumption, gartorintestinals factors and a person’s sensitivity of one’s endocannabinoid system are factors in determining why one person can consume more edibles than others.
How many should you take?
Life previously mentioned, the amount will differ from person to person; their tolerance, body type, and what high/experience you’re looking for. So here are some basic guidelines.
1-2.5mg THC edibles
- Effects: Mild relief of the following symptoms: pain, stress and anxiety
- Potential increase on focus and creativity
Recommended: for first time users and individuals that are looking to microdose
2.5 -15mg THC edibles
- Effects: Stronger relief of the same symptoms listed above
Potential: Sense of euphoria
Recommended for: Recreational use; Relieve symptoms where smaller dosages are not effective; sleep aid
30-- 50 THC edibles
- Effects: Strong euphoric effect, can get yourself off the couch (couch lock)
Recommended: For those who have higher tolerance
50-100 THC edibles
Effects: Temporary loss of coordination and thinking. Nausea, anxiety increased heart rate
Recommended: For the experience, patients living with inflammatory disorders, cancer and other serious conditions.
Regardless if it’s your first time consuming cannabis edibles or if you have a high tolerance, High Garden has what you’re looking for.