"the effects of breathing those additives aren't really known"
Jesus, didn't know that. Assume they'd tested that shit. Guess that's another strike against vaping, or at least the flavored stuff.
"candy and baked edibles often taste nasty anyway."
Yeah, that's another good point. Not that I'm eating it for the taste but it's often low quality and generally, even though I love the taste/smell of weed, I find that it tends to basically ruin most types of foods you'd infuse. Just unnecessary sugar/fat/salt etc.
"I've heard that beer companies are trying to make mass-market cannabis drinks, which could have major potential if they actually taste good. "
They've been working on that for a long time out here. Fancy beers/IPAs are predictably huge out here but weed beer still hasn't really caught on and I've always assumed that's because, similar to what I wrote above, it tends to ruin beer or just not taste very good. Someone'll figure it out though.
"The park near my house is pretty great to go for a stroll with a joint and some music when the weather is nice. There are some weirdos in there though which is annoying. The last few times some random guy showed up out of nowhere and wouldn't leave me alone until I gave him the rest of what I had, and another time some gangster dude came up to me asking me if I wanted to buy weed from him. That kind of stuff is a turn-off for sure."
Wow didn't know you had that type of shit in Canada. That sounds like People's Park in Berkeley! I always hated the whole, "can I hit that?"/stoners share w/ other stoners philosophy. To me, it's the same thing as asking a stranger for a swig of their alcoholic beverage. My advice- find a cut (bushes, climb a tree etc) and if one of the weirdos finds you and tries to mooch, just act really crazy and tell them you're obviously not there to make friends. And then whip it out.