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How to get HIGH in Montreal – A field guide. What you should know, and what we can’t remember.

*** LEGAL DISCLAIMER*** Since this is new territory I’d like to appease my business partners and lawyers by noting that Connected Montreal does not provide or supply cannabis products. We do not condone the use of black market cannabis products. The use of legal cannabis products are to only be used and consumed in Canada. Consult your physician before using any cannabis products. The following experiences below are purely anecdotal… allegedly. For more information regarding weed laws, click here

Last week, on October 17th, Cannabis AKA Weed, pot, reefer… Etc became LEGAL in all of Canada. Not decriminalized or tolerated…Fully legal. Canada is the first G8 nation to do so.

While Cannabis is now legal, there are a few basic laws about smoking weed in Montreal:

-You must be be over 18 to buy or consume marijuana

-You can’t carry over 30 grams (that’s over an ounce) per person

-You can’t drive high (duh)

-You can’t smoke in smoke free zones (schools/hospitals)

Weed is regulated here in Quebec (Montreal is in Quebec) by the newly formed SQDC. The  SQDC is a government run weed store (Socialism at its finest) and is the only place you can buy LEGAL cannabis. There is only one physical store location downtown, which at the time of writing has a line around the block and a 3 hour wait to get in (this will, of course, die down). You can order online in Canada, However shipping takes 2-4 days.

Cannabis at the SQDC is sold in primarily 2 forms:  dried buds and pre-rolled joints for smoking OR oils, capsules, and sprays for oral consumption. Edibles such as cookies and gummy bears will not be sold as they are seen as a child safety hazard.

Luckily, I was able to get an order in online (the order volume has been so insane that quantity is already low.) In the name of science and R&D, I used the company Amex to deliver some legal cannabis products to our office. I ordered a sampling of 3 products: buds, spray, and oil/capsules.

Montreal Weed Guide

 

Weed College

In case you don’t listen to rap or are a mormon, here is a crash course in cannabis as it’s important to know the different types of strains and general effects  (or read what big brother says)

The most important thing to look for is THC content. For noobs, this means how much of the psychoactive compound is in the weed that makes you high.

Furthermore, there are 2 strains of cannabis that each give their own specific feeling/high: Sativa and Indica

Sativa: The THC in this strain gives you the “head high” the government says, “Its effects are usually described as potentially energizing, uplifting or mentally stimulating”

Indica : This strain gives you the “body high”. The government describes Indica as, ““Its effects are usually described as potentially calming, relaxing or sleep-inducing.“

Montreal Weed Guide

 

Hybrid : A mix of the two strains and a mix of the two highs. Most weed sold is a hybrid.

CBD Content : This is in reference to the NON-Psychoactive chemical. CBD is considered a miracle drug by many as its know to be of the the best anti-inflammatory out there. CBD doesn’t get you high, but it has many amazing medical benefits that I highly recommend (Think of it as a replacement for Advil, hangovers, and soreness from working out). Most people are excited that CBD is now legal as many use it to reduce chronic pain. CBD products and strains were the first to sell out online.

Type VS high:  ***Very important***. Smoking will always be the mild and shorter high, its also easier to control your dose. While eating (oils/sprays) is the wild wild west as you don’t really know how hard it will hit, or how long the high will last. The effects might not kick in for 2-3 hours… and the high can last 8+ hours. If you’re a novice, DON’T do the oils.

First Hand Report

I should mention my familiarity with cannabis (My parents learned a long time ago not to read this site and to just tell their friends I’m an “event planner”) I learned the lessons of the “sweet leaf” as a teenager (like most of you). During the mid to late 90’s in the US, weed was still illegal and expensive. Good bud cost more than gold, literally, and could get you arrested in most states. Regardless, there was no better way for a teen to get action from a chubby drama chick then by having weed. I smoked my fair share back in the day and still a bit now in my 30’s, so I’m no stranger to the occasional high. I thought I’d be prepared, boy was I wrong.

Test 1: Solei “Renouer

“ THC Spray $31″

Weed Spray

The SQDC website says:

This blend, in oral spray form, has a strong THC content and contains no CBD. It may give the impression of experiencing stimulating sensations, increase the desire to be around others and even create an urge to laugh. This product does not have a distinctive aroma. CAUTION! The effects may take up to two or three hours to appear. We strongly recommend beginning with a small amount and waiting a few hours before taking more, if desired.

This is the strongest and cheapest spray that is legally sold. It is also a Sativa.  I thought it would be a good idea to start at the top and work my way down… I was wrong.

At around noon, I decided to take 2 sprays on an empty stomach and began my journey. An hour later, I realized I should have taken just one spray.

I was catapulted into the the stratosphere of legal weed. Since any real productive work was thrown out the window, I decided to skip out on the office and indulge the buzz.

When your high, really high, there’s nothing better than stuffing your face. No better place to do so then Schwartz’s. Their smoked meat sandwiches are legendary and loved by all. Upon arrival, the line was down the block. Luckily, due to our Briskets and Breasts partnership, I was able to skip the line and grab a quick sandwich to go. I’d like to think this went as smooth as possible but I think everyone knew I was high, or maybe that was the paranoia kicking in?

 

The sandwich didn’t quench the beast  so like any glutton/foodie I hopped into an Uber (Please don’t drive high…) to my favorite place in Montreal, Jean Talon Market.

Jean Talon is possibly the best farmers market in North America. It’s the real deal with food you won’t see anywhere this side of the Atlantic. I’m too vain to list ALL the things I ate but highlights include: pulled pork tacos, snow crab at the raw bar, raw milk cheese samples (till they gave me dirty looks), and of course, a good pour over from the hipster kid who knew what was up and was probably high too.

I’d like to lie and say the rest of my high was a magical adventure, but I’d be lying. After stuffing my face, I took an Uber home and listened to “Sapiens” on Audible and JRE for the rest of the day. It was a far cry from the promised, “…gives the impression of experiencing stimulating sensations, increase the desire to be around others and even create an urge to laugh.”

The high had lasted well over 10 hours… Yes, 10 fuckin’ hours!

I am way too old to be that high for that long. I’ve taken edibles a bunch of times and this spray was right up there as one of my more  “memorable” weed experiences.

Learn from my mistake and only take one spray if you decide to indulge. Don’t be an idiot like me and take 2. Wait about two to three hours for the spray to kick in. I’m sure some people can handle this, if not something stronger.  Also, I don’t recommend this high for a bachelor party unless it’s a rainy day or you want to REALLY relax the rest of the afternoon. This spray is definitely not something I’d recommend before going out.

It’s important to note that for less than $1 I was high all day. The bang for your buck is off the charts. It’s clear Canada is not fucking around with weed legalization and is taking aim at the “black market” with superior products at dirt cheap prices.

It’s 11pm and I’m going to bed. I am still buzzed and defeated. Solei Renouer 1, Me 0.

Test 2 coming soon…

Posted on: 24 Oct 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Why Getting Brisket And Breasts Might Be The Best Decision You Make All Weekend

Here at Connected Montreal, our goal is to make your bachelor party as epic as possible during your time in Montreal. That being said, we know there are only so many hours in the weekend and most groups want to pack in as much as they can. That’s why we came up with Brisket And Breasts. Unlike those 5 shots of tequila at 2 P.M., here’s why getting Brisket And Breasts is one of the best decisions you’ll make all weekend:

Smoked Meat

There are three foods you have to try when visiting Montreal. Stops for poutine, bagels, and smoked meat are necessary at some point during the weekend. While there are a few smoked meat places, Schwartz’s is by far the best. The only problem is the line on any given weekend wraps around the block throughout the day. We’ve helped you solve this problem and save you the hassle of waiting in line by being able to get Schwartz’s catered directly to your house or hotel.

Brisket And Breasts

Topless Girls

There are certain things that are necessary to do on a bachelor party (steak dinner) and certain things that should be avoided (NOT prepaying your lap dances). One thing that is absolutely necessary for any bachelor party is strippers. It brings some excitement to the weekend and ensures that, at least for an hour or two, your bachelor party is not a total sausage fest.

Topless Girls

Kill Two Birds With One Stone  

In the name of efficiency (and because it is genius!), we have combined both Schwartz’s and topless girls to create Brisket And Breasts. You’ll get to try delicious smoked meat without leaving your house or hotel all while you get served the food by topless girls. In our opinion, the enjoyable scenery adds some flavor to the smoked meat.

Brisket And Breasts

Pro Tip: To take the bachelor party to the next level, add in some topless beer pong to pregame before hitting the clubs.

Give us a call at 1-877-490-6919 or email us to get started today!

 

 

Posted on: 04 Oct 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon
Best Value For Your Bachelor Party In Montreal

We’d say these tips are the best bang for your buck, but you’d get the wrong idea. Connected Montreal has been in the bachelor planning business for over a decade so we’ve seen every bachelor party success and failure out there (some we wish we could unsee). We know your weekend will include a healthy dose of booze and boobs with an unmistakable wafting odor of regret and broken dreams. Let us help you save some money, set you up nicely for your divorce party, and have one of the best weekends of your life in Montreal. These add-ons are the best value out there for your bachelor party.

Bachelor Party House Rental

Unlike Las Vegas, Montreal’s hotel suites do not have multiple bedrooms. A presidential suite at any of the top hotels in Montreal will cost you at least $2,000 a night and can only sleep 1 or 2 people. Our house rentals, however, offer incredible value for any group. They are the same cost per night, but sleep 15+ and have extra amenities such as pool tables, BBQ, and Ping Pong. They are bachelor party friendly with large open space for your entire group and all are ideally located near the hottest bars and clubs in Montreal.    

Supper Clubs

What is a supper club you ask? Great question. A supper club is a restaurant that after dinner, dims the lights, and the place turns into a club. They are extremely exclusive and are difficult to get into without connections since they have some of the hottest girls and models on staff.  Supper clubs offer tremendous value for your group by allowing them to stay in one place to have dinner and party. Your group won’t have to deal with the logistics of moving around. Luckily for you, we are in the know and can get you into some of the best supper clubs in Montreal.  

Strippers

We have bad news and good news. The bad news is Montreal’s pool party game is weak due to bad weather for most of the year. The good news, however, is that strippers don’t care about the weather and getting a show is a great daytime activity that’s also a lot cheaper than any pool party VIP. The show we recommend to bring your bachelor party to the next level is a two-girl lesbian show or relive your college days, playing topless beer pong with strippers in the privacy of your hotel or bachelor pad. We have done demanding research (someone has to) looking high and low across Montreal for the best looking, fun girls for your viewing pleasure. Your welcome. Who wouldn’t want two young, smoking hot girls going at each other right in front of you? To our knowledge, there is not one guy that has come away from the show disappointed, but there are many guests who regret not getting the private show. Don’t have regret, get the show.

 

Schwartz’s

If you know anything about Montreal, you know that trying smoked meat is a must while visiting the city. Visit on a weekend though, and you could be facing at least an hour waiting in line. Nothing makes a hangover worse than standing in line. Instead, skip the line, stay drunk by playing some topless beer pong with hot girls, and have Schwartz’s catered. It’s unmatched value. Rally the troops, be hungover, wait in line, and waste time or stay drunk, hangout with hot girls, and eat delicious smoked meat without even moving from your rental house’s couch. It’s an obvious choice.

Party Girls

After booze, girls are the second most important factor in having an (un)memorable weekend. Don’t be those guys that think they are too cool and can have models on their arms within hours of arriving. The girls don’t need you, you need the girls to not look lame and have your bachelor party be the ultimate sausage fest wherever you go. Just like our show girls, our party girls are handpicked hot, college girls that know how to have a great time and laugh at your terrible jokes. Get party girls and maybe you’ll have an epic story or two to get inducted into our hall of fame.

Posted on: 27 Apr 2018
Posted by: Grant Simon