Media reports that in cities, people lined up in shops long before they opened.
In several cities in Canada, there has been an increase in demand for marijuana on the first day after the law on the legalization of the drug came into force. This is reported by the channel CTV News.
It is noted that in front of the points of sale formed long queues. In Montreal, one of the buyers said that he had taken a seat at 3:45 local time, although the store opens at 10:00. In Calgary, one buyer queued up for marijuana on October 16, one day before the law came into force.
In addition, thousands of online shoppers are on the waiting list to buy drugs. On a website registered in Alberta, a queue of 11,000 users has formed. On a similar site in Ontario, employees processed 38 thousand orders.
According to a survey conducted by CTV News, 70% of Canadians reported that they are not going to use marijuana after its legalization.
As early as June, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced that residents of the country would be able to use the drug for recreational purposes from October 17, 2018.