He and his friend Alex Lacrosse were smoking when two police officers walked by.
If you feel confused about the rules for using, buying, growing or doing anything with cannabis, you are not alone.
At least 111 legal pot shops are planning to open across the nation of 37 million people on the first day.
Cannabis was added to global drug legislation in 1925, but Canada acted two years earlier, making it one of the first countries to make cannabis illegal.
Ian Power and Nikki Rose were the first to make historic inaugural purchases. "We believe this is the first step toward the establishment of cannabis as a key functional ingredient touching multiple consumer categories".
"I am going to frame it and hang it on my wall".
"Canada is setting a strong example for how to end marijuana prohibition at the national level and replace it with a system of regulated production and sales that is largely governed at the local level", Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, saidin a statement released earlier this week. He was cheered by the crowd waiting in line.
Mr Trudeau has defended the change by arguing it will better protect children from cannabis by placing sale in a legal framework, while taking profits away from criminals.
But the waiting period and the $631 cost of applying for a pardon, known as a record suspension, have proven hard for some people saddled with records. In 2003, former prime minister Jean Chrétien and his government tried to decriminalize simple possession charges, but this also failed.
Canada legalised medical marijuana in 2001, and many in the industry spent the last days of prohibition completing displays, holding mock openings and training employees to use sales-tracking software.
The stores have a sterile look, like a modern clinic, with a security desk to check identification. The products are displayed in plastic or cardboard packages behind counters.
Public health spokesperson Chuck Ferguson said there is a lot of misinformation about cannabis - these videos and links are created to clear the air for both youth and parents. Our website is experiencing some heavy traffic.
Alberta and Quebec have set the minimum age for purchase at 18, while other provinces have made it 19.
Private store licenses will only be issued after legalization, the province's Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth said.
With its shiny white countertops, glowing white lights and touchscreen browsing computers, the BC Cannabis Store at the Columbia Place Shopping Centre has drawn comparisons to a spa or an Apple Store location.
The federal government and many provinces have been cautious, starting with limited stores and products, including no edible pot for a year, and tight control over supply. Some provinces have gone for a mix of both.
Marijuana became legal in Canada on Wednesday, and authorities are still trying to get used to it.
California, home to one in eight Americans, launched the U.S. biggest legal marijuana marketplace at the start of the year.
"Instead, we have a government scrambling to pass laws for a substance that is already legal", she said, adding that the government had chose to focus on other issues over the past months, such as Ford's move to slash the size of Toronto's city council.
Even those who admit to smoking marijuana in Canada could be deemed inadmissible.
There were 94,098 such offences recorded by police in total in 2017/18, an increase of 17% on the previous year. And, of course, we know that too many elements of our society brand mere differences of opinion as hate.
Afghan and worldwide security officials said Gen Raziq had been shot in the back as he left the meeting and died from his wounds. Bagram is located about 40 kilometers from Kabul and is the site of a sprawling USA military base.
Les faits se sont déroulés fin août, mais les images n'ont été publiées sur les réseaux sociaux qu'au début de cette semaine. L'ambiance est survoltée autour des fonctionnaires qui restent de marbre pour que le contrôle ne dégénère pas davantage.
But he stressed that the CSU still emerged as the state's strongest party with a mandate to form the next Bavarian government. Pointing to goings-on in Berlin , Soeder said, "It's not so easy to uncouple yourself from the national trend completely".
Il poursuit: "La clé était d'attaquer et quand j'ai vu Nibali attaquer dans le Sormano, j'ai dit, 'Bingo, c'est le bon coup'". ". Pour parachever son triomphe, Pinot a su parfaitement maîtriser la course et produire son effort au bon moment.
Authorities in Vietnam have released dissident blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known by the pseudonym "Mother Mushroom". In 2017, she was sentenced to 10 years in jail for distributing propaganda against the state.
Spotify has defended itself by insisting there's no actual gore or violence in the ad but has apologised for any distress caused. Anyway, ASA announced that a parent made the initial complaint after "their children saw the ad and found it distressing".
Turkish forensic officials arrive to the residence of Saudi Arabia's Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi in Istanbul, Oct. 17, 2018. He also said it was critical that Arab voices have a platform on which to be heard.
The man, who has not been identified, explained to police that the field marshal thought he was yelling at the referee. This man was simply trying to watch his son's soccer game and cheer for him from the sides.
Alia Bhatt in NY with beau Ranbir Kapoor and family
And now Alia is back with her beau, in New York City to support him as his ailing father undergoes treatment at a hospital there. Last month, Rishi Kapoor had put a tweet, announcing that he is visiting the United States for a medical treatment.
Manu included in England training squad
The players feel the support and we can't wait to get out there and play in front of 82,000 against South Africa '. Flank Michael Rhodes and prop Nick Schonert have been selected in England's 36-man squad for the November Tests.
Les vents causent des pannes majeures à Québec
En effet, de forts vents ont causé certains ennuis, au cours de la nuit de lundi à mardi, dont des pannes d'électricité. Ce sont principalement des arbres et des branches brisés par le vents qui cause les interruptions de courant.