Barnaby Page || 17th October 2018 || News analysis | Regulation and legislation | Geographies: Canada North America
Canada’s cannabis age officially dawned today, with some CBD products as well as the plant itself becoming legal for retail and personal possession.
The long-awaited first sale took place just after midnight in the city of St John’s, Newfoundland, on the Atlantic coast, which benefits from a time zone half an hour ahead of other eastern provinces.
It was made in a store owned by Canopy Growth, the biggest of the Canadian cannabis companies which are increasingly
extending their operations internationally too.
Canopy CEO Bruce Linton, who conducted the sale,
said: “The last time Canada was this far ahead in anything, Alexander Graham Bell made a phone call.” ...
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