Oshawa | Ritson Rd. Dispensary


204 Ritson Rd N
Oshawa, ON
L1G 0B2


+1 289-274-2900

Shop Hours

  • Monday 9:00am - 10:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 10:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 10:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 10:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 10:00pm
  • Sunday 9:00am - 10:00pm


  • Fastlane Pickup

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Debit
  • Visa
  • Mastercard

Store Details

Conveniently located in Central Oshawa, right next to Costco, with a great view of the garden centre, so make sure you start putting more greens on your grocery list. We are surrounded by great bars and restaurants, and a Bulk Barn (our favourite spot for munchies). We’re just a 10-minute walk North of King Street and 5-minutes' drive from Highway 401. Come by and say high! Friendly Stranger was founded in 1994 by cannabis activist Robin Ellins and his partner. We offer a wide selection of cannabis products including dried flower, pre-rolls, edibles, gummies, chocolate, beverages, extracts, bongs, pipes, papers, vaporizers and more! Friendly Stranger is more than a store. Where others see customers, we see friends.

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Answers to your questions

I’m having issues submitting my online payment

Please note we only accept Visa and MasterCard Credit/Debit cards.

Double check that you have entered the correct information for card number, expiry date and the CVV (3-digit code on the back). Also check the postal code entered matches the one registered with the credit card company.

If you have any other concerns regarding online payments please reach out to info@friendlystranger.com

How do I order delivery in Oshawa or London?

Delivery orders in Oshawa and London are available through firebirddelivery.com

How much cannabis can I buy at one time?

You can buy or possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent at one time. 

One (1) gram of dried cannabis is equivalent to:

  • 5 g of fresh cannabis
  • 15 g of edible product
  • 70 g of liquid product
  • 0.25 g of concentrates (solid or liquid)
  • 1 cannabis plant seed

What are cannabinoids?

Molecular yet mighty, cannabinoids are chemical compounds that stimulate the CB1 receptor in the brain, resulting in a spectrum of benefits and effects. Here, we’ll focus on the most common: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).


Choosing a strain that’s THC-dominant will give you the intoxicating “high” that’s commonly paraded in pop culture. The psychoactive effect is balanced and damped by the level of CBD in the strain.

  • Alters consciousness and perspectives
  • Produces feelings of euphoria


Choosing a strain that’s CBD-dominant will give you a grounded “body” experience. This cannabinoid is non-psychoactive, making it desirable to those with THC sensitivities.

  • Little to no psychoactive effects

THC/CBD balanced

Choosing a strain with a balance of THC and CBD will harmonize the overall effects of each cannabinoid. CBD cushions the CB1 adaptor in the brain, softening the psychoactive effects of THC.

What are terpenes?

Follow your nose. It’s quite wise advice when it comes to selecting cannabis. Research shows that terpenes, the aromatic compounds in cannabis (think essential oils), play a large role in the energizing or relaxing effects.

Some of the more common terpenes – there are over 400!

  • Alpha-Pinene
  • Myrcene
  • Limonene
  • Beta-Caryophyllene
  • Linalool
  • Humulene
  • Ocimene
  • Terpinolene

How do you consume legal cannabis products?

After purchasing legal cannabis products, you can consume them by:

  • Smoking: Joints, pipes and bongs
  • Vapourizing: Breathing in dried or concentrated cannabis through a vaping device
  • Drinking or eating: Store bought or homemade edibles made from cannabis oil or dried cannabis
  • Ingesting: Capsules containing cannabis oil

What are the differences between cannabis species?

Genus: Cannabis

Species: C. indica, C. sativa, C. ruderalis

Contrary to popular belief, the species of cannabis you consume doesn’t indicate the varying effects you can expect to experience.

That’s right, indica doesn’t chill you out, nor does sativa energize you. Regardless of species, it’s a strain’s unique mix of cannabinoids and terpenes that gets you in the groove. In fact, most modern-day strains of cannabis are crossbreeds (a mix of species), with very few linking back to their pure lineage.

Taxonomy terms such as indica or sativa are best used to categorize the varying climates, appearances, origins and growth patterns of each variety. The combination of cannabinoids and terpenes present, regardless of species, is the best predictor of consumption effects.

What is Price Match?

We try to ensure our prices are competitive in all of the markets in which we operate however, if you find a lower every day or advertised sale price on an identical item currently in-stock and offered by any local, legal retail competitor’s brick-and-mortar store, you can bring us the flyer, advertisement, web page or email and we’ll match it. It’s as easy as that!

*Conditions apply. See in shop for details.

What cannabis products are available for purchase?

The product formats currently available for purchase include: dried flower, milled flower, pre-rolled joints, vape cartridges and disposable vapes, edibles, beverages, oils, sprays and capsules.