The Cannabis Culture in Langley, British Columbia

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Langley, BC, is nestled in the Fraser Valley, born out of necessity during the fur trade. Agents of the historic Hudson’s Bay Company initially established a settlement in the area after discovering an appropriate spot with close proximity to the longest river in BC—the Fraser River.

The settlement, christened Fort Langley, played host to many Californian gold prospectors and Indigenous interpreters baring century-old tales of culture and tradition. The land surrounding Fort Langley was sold to European settlers for 10 shillings per acre, and would eventually become the Langley we know today as part of the greater Vancouver area. Modern-day visitors can steal a glimpse into the Langley of the 1800s with a quick trip to Fort Langley, and fully immerse themselves in the world of BC’s earliest pioneers.

The modern city is still evolving, but its history, tight-knit community, and amazing windows into nature still make up the heart of Langley’s charm. While Langley’s culture and demographic is mostly European, there is a rich multicultural presence in the area with South Asian and Chinese Canadian communities forming a healthy chunk of the population.

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Fun & Entertainment in Langley

Langley has grown into a hidden-gem tourist destination, boasting all the amenities anyone could ask for. That said, if you’re seeking a “big city” experience, Vancouver is just a 45-minute drive away, with numerous public transit options available for reaching the metropolis.

Don’t be too hasty, though; there’s more than enough entertainment in Langley itself, and the paramount attraction is the accessibility to outdoor adventure and recreation. Horseback riding, hiking trails, golf, fishing—Langley has a diverse portfolio of outdoor fun just waiting to be tapped into.

For something a little more casual and relaxing, consider a wine tour in the Fraser Valley, a trip to the beach, or even a tour of the craft brewing scene. You could also take in some local festivals & events, like the Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival or the annual Canada Day celebrations.

As a historical site of Canadian heritage, Langley is a prime example of traditional Canada and all the joy that comes with it. Though not a conventional winter wonderland due to its proximity to the coast, Langley does get some snow in the winter months. Nearby Cypress Mountain Resort is easily accessible for all of your skiing and snowboarding needs. Another pillar of the Canadian identity, hockey has a huge presence in Langley with the Vancouver Giants, Langley Rivermen, Langley Trappers, and Trinity Western University Spartans all playing in the area. You’d be hard-pressed not to find an exciting night of Canada’s favourite sport during the hockey season.

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Langley & the Cannabis Industry

The recreational use of cannabis in Canada was legalized in October of 2018, though it has been up to each individual township across the country to decide if they will allow retail distribution branches within their areas of governance. So far, Langley has yet to introduce a government licensed retail store, and while there is some hesitation from the municipal government to approve private store applications, that might be about to change. Langley certainly isn’t averse to hosting cannabis-related companies, as the city has approved several cannabis farms that operate within the region, as well as a few distribution centers.

The lack of physical dispensaries is a shame for visitors and residents alike, but don’t fret—there are still a few ways to get marijuana in Langley. As an online dispensary, Highgarden Marijuana is the best option for mobile marijuana shoppers. You can get cannabis delivered straight to your door, ensuring Langley’s residents don’t have to make the trip all the way to the closest dispensary in Vancouver. Better yet, Highgarden Marijuana is a virtual ‘hemporium’ of edibles, extracts, and premium flower with hundreds of strains for you to choose from—perfect for first-timers looking for something that suits those needs.

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Cannabis: Medicinal, Recreational, THC & CBD

If you’re one of those people looking to try cannabis for the first time, it might help to know a little more about the plant. As a recreational aid, cannabis can enhance experiences, lift moods, and help with concentration, relaxation, and creativity. Beyond that, cannabis can be an alternative to—and is sometimes more effective—than pharmaceutical drugs for treating certain conditions. The list of medical conditions that cannabis is used to treat is ever-expanding, among them anxiety, pain, insomnia, inflammation, and multiple sclerosis, but please consult your doctor before using anything for medicinal purposes.

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the snappily named chemical thought to be most responsible for the famous ‘high’ of cannabis, but you don’t have to get high to get its positive effects. There are readily available products that are made with another cannabis compound known as CBD, or cannabidiol. CBD products often have extremely low (if any) THC in them, and could be an excellent choice for first-time users experimenting with marijuana. And don’t forget: Highgarden Marijuana has strains of all kinds, including low-THC strains, and can deliver directly to your door in Langley or elsewhere in the greater Vancouver area.

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