Our Story

Since 1994, Friendly Stranger has been a champion of cannabis in Canada. We are devoted to activism, community and culture. Friendly Stranger is more than a store, it’s a place for those seeking an 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.

From our roots on Queen street to today, 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 that grows with every new face that walks through our doors.

We’re on a mission to create a world with fewer strangers and more friends.