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  1. As a 25 year pot smoker you'd think I'd be happy about this so called legalization and I sort of am. I will never buy the "legal" pot which to me is of questionable quality and over taxed, only reason it was legalized was for the government to make money. NO I still buy the "black market" marijauna, since legalization the selection has gone up and the prices have come down. SO a big FU to the criminal organization ruining this country called the government. And recently I've basically just quit smoking as well… yeah its odd now that it's become sort of acceptable I quite but I think I've out grown it. 😛

  2. It felt kinda weird buying cannabis with my debit card, at a shop, and getting a receipt. Still baffled and pissed that there's still only three brick and mortar store in Montreal. That is nowhere near enough store. I had to wait two hours in line…. Urgh,

  3. Here in British Columbia, there was exactly one store, which, for some reason, is in Kelowna. Some dispensaries here in Metro Vancouver have shut down, but others are determined to stick it out. (I suspect the reason that first store was in Kelowna was because Metro Vancouver is already so well-served by dispensaries…)

  4. It's surreal, yes… but, also awesome! And "strains", not "strands". =3
    And absolutely corporations are going to exploit the hell out of legal cannabis, just like they exploit the hell out of every other legal business area.

  5. As an American in a state without legal weed, it's bizarre to for me to hear how legal all of this is! The US federal government classifies cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug, which is a fancy way of saying it's as illicit as heroin and cocaine. Even as a non-smoker it's hard not to support legalization when seeing how other Americans are weighed down with pointless felonies that shape the rest of their lives, in addition to costing taxpayers tons of money, keeping drug cartels alive, and being hypocritical considering that tobacco (a much deadlier drug) has always been legal here. I hope for my fellow Americans' sake that we pay attention to how things play out in Canada and learn from it rather than the usual business of willingly blinding ourselves with American Exceptionalism. If not recreational, I hope cannabis crimes are at least downgraded to misdemeanors that someone needs to pay a fine for because that would ease the individual burden quite a bit

  6. Late capitalism is gaining steam in the states. Marlboro wants to buy weed companies in the states. Times are a changing. Also thanks for talking about the marijuana issues in Canada. As an America hoping for legalization this story is quite interesting.

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