CANNABIS CULTURE – Hashish connoisseurs in Calgary have a brand new choice for an entertaining, instructional and socially-distant night out, the place consumption might be allowed.

Cannanaskis, Alberta’s first hashish tourism operator, is increasing to supply Historical past of Hashish Excursions at Calgary’s historic Heritage Park.

This three-hour, out of doors, adult-only tour is led by Dave Dormer, a journalist and researcher with greater than 20 years expertise. Excursions will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning March 3 and can be found for teams of 4 to eight folks (single cohorts solely whereas COVID-19 well being measures are in place).

The pick-up and drop-off level for the tour is the general public sq. in Calgary’s Bridgeland neighbourhood, within the 900 block of Common Avenue N.E.

The journey begins with a go to to a close-by dispensary, FivePoint Hashish, then friends are transported in our 12-passenger CannaVan to the Weedon schoolyard at Heritage Park the place smoking and vaping might be allowed as we discover the 12,000-year Historical past of Hashish, from its first makes use of as a textile by neolithic folks to the leisure and underground markets seen at present.

Seating is supplied and there might be a hearth pit to maintain us heat through the winter months.

Visitor will get to learn among the earliest books to say Hashish, be taught in regards to the introduction of Cannabis and the creation of the fashionable hashish trade, see the hand-written courtroom report and listen to the story of one of many first Canadians convicted of possession and trafficking practically a century in the past, and extra.

Scorching drinks and snacks might be served through the winter season (November-April) and friends could have an choice for dinner through the summer time season (Might-October).

Excursions will be booked on-line at www.cannanaskis.com.

Cannanaskis was created by Dave Dormer to supply cannabis-based experiences and training in a secure and welcoming atmosphere.

An award-winning journalist with greater than twenty years expertise in main newsrooms throughout Western Canada, together with Solar Media, Postmedia, CBC and CTV, Dave has accomplished in depth analysis and writing on the historical past of hashish and the hashish trade, studying from high researchers, educators, licenced producers, retailers and even black market sellers.

COVID-19 well being measures might be in impact whereas the pandemic is ongoing:

  • Heritage Park excursions are restricted to single cohorts with a most of eight (8) folks.
  • Visitors shouldn’t take part if they’re feeling ailing or have signs together with fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
  • Masks should be worn whereas contained in the CannaVan.
  • Hand sanitizer should be used earlier than getting within the CannaVan.

Cannanaskis started providing Historical past of Hashish Excursions to Okay-Nation in September 2020 — a 4.5-hour lengthy journey that features a locally-sourced charcuterie lunch within the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and is out there on Saturdays and Sundays.