"I don't think Canada legalizing is going to move the ball with regard to legalization in the USA, especially with this administration", says Hannah Hetzer, who tracks global marijuana policy for the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance.
A man shows cannabis products bought at the government-owned SQDC store in downtown Montreal on October 17, 2018.
Several online retailers including the Ontario government's pot portal, meanwhile, warned customers to expect shipping delays of up to five days as they worked late into the night filling orders.
Almost a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end yesterday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use.
The Ontario government says it has a backup plan in place to ensure the delivery of recreational cannabis in case of a Canada Post strike next week, but it isn't saying what that arrangement is.
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The lines stretched into the hundreds at some retail locations across the country on Wednesday, and some provinces said they saw shorter queues on Thursday. Still, thanks to production shortages and strict regulations on pharmacies, the legal market there can't keep up with the rising demand, and the black market has benefited as a result.
The statement added that short-term supply shortages are expected due to 'the craze surrounding legalization of cannabis and the scarcity of product across Canada'. "I'm just going to save it forever".
Nova scotia and the island Ile-du-Prince-Edouard, two small provinces of eastern Canada, recorded sales Wednesday totaling respectively 660.000 canadian dollars (441.000 euros) and 152.000 dollars, according to figures cited by the public broadcaster Radio-Canada. Philip's after completely selling out of product Wednesday.
The government announced late past year that medical marijuana would be allowed, and the country is due to hold a national referendum by 2020 on whether to legalize and regulate adult use of marijuana. The Pacific Coast province of British Columbia has just one store open, but it's not in Vancouver, one of Canada's largest cities.
Farnworth said new supplies will arrive as other strains of pot sell out. Possession laws will also come into full effect, as you'll only be allowed to possess 30g of Marijuana at a time. "We're doing it because we know it's not good for our children", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on the eve of the reform. "As we know the federal government has put in place additional licences, for example, and the product from those is coming on stream".
Bruce Linton, the head of marijuana grower and store Canopy Growth, made the sale to Power. It's also still illegal for minors to smoke pot - and sharing a toke with one could get you up to 14 years in jail. "This is the end of prohibition in a fashion that is absolutely, globally unequalled", Linton said.