The Friendly Stranger borrowed its name from the “Reefer Madness” propaganda that created cannabis prohibition. It was intended to scare people into believing that cannabis is an evil and deadly substance that should be avoided at all costs
Truth is, this disinformation campaign worked! Prohibition is still in place. Every day we spread the truth about cannabis and work towards dispelling the myths and lies that are ingrained and perpetuated in our society.
It is our intention to reverse the damage caused by this type of disinformation campaign, and to restore cannabis to its rightful place in society: a substance that is recognized as far less harmful and definitely more socially acceptable than alcohol or tobacco.
Since 1994, Friendly Stranger has been a champion of cannabis devoted to activism, community and culture. Friendly Stranger is more than a store. It’s a place for those seeking a positive cannabis environment that inspires unity, advocacy, and acceptance. Where others see customers, we see friends.
Since day one, we’ve been on the front lines of the fight to end cannabis prohibition. Making hemp products available to the public, seeking justice for those unfairly prosecuted and shining a light on a subject cast in shadow. We aimed our relentless and passionate activism toward a change that has finally come.
To this day, we continue to promote the environmental and economic benefits of all forms of cannabis while fostering a welcoming and open spirit. The soul of Friendly Stranger is a community brought together by a shared belief and one that grows with every new face that walks through our doors.
We want to connect Canadians through cannabis, to educate and inspire a community of togetherness, to befriend the world one stranger at a time.
Toronto – 241 Queen St W
London – 1135 Richmond St
Burlington – 1025 Plains Rd