October 17 marks a profound historical moment: Canada legalizes cannabis.
As the first G-7 nation to federally legalize, Canada enhances its reputation as a global leader in health, justice, and common sense. After Oct. 17, the sky-will-fall fears about legalization, which began to dissipate with state legalization in the US, will finally and conclusively dissolve.
Leafly’s correspondents will file reports from provinces east-to-west over the 24 hour period that is Legalization Day.
Newfoundland kicks things off in St. John’s at 12:01 a.m. local time, and British Columbia caps the day with parties that will mellow into the night in Vancouver and Victoria.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
Friendly Stranger Wakes and Bakes
TORONTO–The iconic head shop on Queen Street West hosted a wake and bake in the parking lot behind their neighbour Hot Black Coffee, to celebrate the end of prohibition. Complete with free breakfast burritos, hot coffee, campfire s’mores, live glass blowing, painting and jewelry engraving, the event was a low-key and family friendly. Most people were more interested in the free breakfast sandwiches than the wake and bake itself, but