Although cannabis becomes legal on Wednesday, only one legal dispensary will be opening its doors in British Columbia.
Turns out, Clarke didn't have to go almost so far to open his own retail cannabis outlet.
Ian Power, a cannabis advocate, tells VOCM News this moment is significant because it is a step towards ending the stigma towards people who use cannabis.
The B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, the official government distributor of non-medical cannabis in B.C., has entered a contract with Canada Post to deliver online cannabis orders to customers. At 2:00 a.m., they are required to close their sales for the night, and wait until morning to open for their first full day of business. The most populous province is working on its regulations and does not expect any stores to open until next spring. The province is selling the drug through an official website that's launching Wednesday.
None of the Vancouver stores that were licensed by the city while marijuana was federally illegal have been approved to stay open Wednesday, and some are expected to voluntarily close until their applications are granted.
The Cannabis Act legalizes recreational use of marijuana. The goal is to better reflect society's changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system.
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The federal government set the minimum legal age for consumption at 18, but most provinces and territories have raised it to 19, except Quebec and Alberta. The brick-and-mortar stores would be privately-run.
Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of OR said it's time for the United States government to follow Canada's lead.
As Canada welcomes legalization, supply shortages could develop, as happened in some U.S. states when legalization arrived.
While Mulroney is calling on her federal counterpartto approve more devices, she says Ontario is "ready" for legalization.
"We're aware of some of the kinks or growing pains that come with creating an industry out of whole cloth in 24 months", Fencott said.
"We are just ecstatic", she said. Tobin, a longtime convenience store owner, said they will be cutting a ribbon and cake. "You got to sell $250,000 worth of product in order to make $20,000".