Day One of recreational cannabis sales in Canada saw strong demand and short supplies as products quickly sold out on provincial websites and at some stores. "I'm just going to save it forever", Power said.
People entering the store are asked to provide two pieces of ID, and there are notices reminding patrons to smoke responsibly.
-Adults can cultivate up to four plants in their households and make products (edibles) for personal use.
There were early lineups outside brick-and-mortar stores in Nova Scotia, next in line after Newfoundland and Labrador as legalization worked its way across the country's time zones.
Signs on the walls explain things like terpenes, which cause the different aromas given off by cannabis, and the difference between indicas and sativas. "We know we need to do a better job to protect our children and to eliminate or massively reduce the profits that go to organized crime".
In the 1920s, Canada was trying to position itself as a leader in drug control, and cannabis - although many Canadians hadn't even heard of the drug - was brought up at a series of global talks.
In the run-up to legalization, cannabis companies have been on a tear, as companies struck deals while others went public, creating an investor frenzy.
At the very front, Becky Prete from Kelowna told CTV News she was surprised to have beaten everyone else to the store when she arrived around 6 a.m.
"I think we'll see country three in the next 12 months, and that country will base their regulatory framework on the framework here in Canada", Brendan Kennedy, chief executive officer of Tilray Inc. said in a phone interview Tuesday.
The drug can be purchased from licensed retailers in stores and online.
She came prepared with a blanket, lawn chair and coffee.
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It might have a more immediate effect in countries like New Zealand, where the government has promised a legalization referendum by 2020, said John Walsh, of the advocacy group Washington Office on Latin America.
Sorry, teens. Just because marijuana is now legal doesn't mean you can use it. "I never thought in my lifetime that I'd see this".
Taylor said that could take until the middle of next year, due in part to Ontario's slow roll-out of physical retail stores.
Premier Doug Ford, who faced criticism from the opposition for not having the bill in place before Wednesday afternoon, noted that the online Ontario Cannabis Store handled more than 38,000 orders in its first few hours of business.
Adrian Wyld/CP Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould listen as Border Security Minister Bill Blair speaks during a news conference on legalized cannabis in Ottawa on October 17, 2018.
-Marijuana will not be sold in the same location as alcohol or tobacco.
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He warned the public not to expect the marijuana black market to disappear overnight, pointing to other jurisdictions where it has been a much more gradual process.
Canada has invested C$274 million to enforce the new laws and some provinces have allocated their own funding, but Palmer said police will not crack down on illegal stores right away. "We are working hard to get it up and running".
It's worth noting, however, that the prices don't include tax or the $10 shipping fee.