Hugo Senecal wanted to be the first.
Trautman expects less potential crossing problems between Canadian provinces and states where cannabis is clearly illegal.
"It's a symbolic move". Ontario won't have any brick-and-mortar stores until next year.
London police have launched seven raids in three separate crackdowns on city pot shops since August 2016, resulting in 49 charges against 15 people.
Thomas MacDonald, 22, said he came to the downtown Montreal store mainly out of curiosity.
But it also warned that "if a traveler is found to be coming to the US for reason related to the marijuana industry, they may be deemed inadmissible".
He said the mood was one of excitement, tinged with some apprehension.
"The government really should have taken its responsibility seriously instead of being so obsessed with interfering in Toronto elections", he said. Since he was elected, he has defended legalisation as a way to get cannabis out of the hands of youth and push organised crime out of the industry.
Among those waiting outside a Nova Scotia government cannabis shop in Sydney River, Nova Scotia, was Canadian fiddler and singer Ashley MacIsaac.
Most Canadians appear on board with legalisation, too. On Monday, polling firm Abacus Data reported that 70 percent of Canadians - across all parts of the country and political affiliations - support or can accept legalisation.
"Kamloops just seemed to be the right place at the right time, where they had the zoning in place, they had a store location that was flawless for what we wanted to do", he said.
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Además aportó que Mark se merecía "haber recibido un tiro como un animal, porque era el animal más grande que haya existido". Pese a estas palabras, una mujer informó al diario británico The Sun que fue violada y atacada unas 100 veces por Sutton .
Universal healthcare and legal weed? Quebec's new government has vowed to raise it further, to 21.
The country's new federal cannabis act went into effect Wednesday, legalizing use for adults 18 or 19 and up, depending on the province. At that time, private sellers will have to source any cannabis they sell to their customers from a single distributor: the provincial government.
But there are also concerns about the unintended legal consequences of Canada's cannabis legalization when it comes to the tens of millions of Canadians and Americans who cross their mutual border annually. A small team of employees answer questions but don't make recommendations.
Will licensed retailers have enough cannabis to satisfy demand, and will their staff have been adequately trained to answer consumers' queries?
Sales of derivatives like edibles will be legalized next year, but in the meantime people can make their own cannabis-infused brownies or beverages at home.
Investor reaction to Canada's newly legal cannabis market took a brighter turn by late Wednesday morning, with a few stocks turning positive after the sector started the day in the red.
Moreover, shares in a number of Canadian pot firms are traded on USA stock markets, including the largest, Canopy Growth Corporation, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. People will have to apply for the pardons, but will no longer have to wait five years after a conviction or pay hundreds of dollars in fees, as they do now.
"It did not crash", he told a conference call with reporters.
Law enforcement going forward could be patchy.
"Now that the laws on cannabis have changed, individuals who previously acquired criminal records for simple possession of cannabis should be allowed to shed the stigma and the burden of that record", Goodale said.
The bill, which loosens rules brought in by the previous Liberal regime, will allow Ontario residents to smoke recreational cannabis wherever the smoking of tobacco is permitted.