‘Flying Off the Shelves:’ Winnipeg Cannabis Store Tries to Keep Up with Demand

‘Flying Off the Shelves:’ Winnipeg Cannabis Store Tries to Keep Up with Demand

By The Canadian Press

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People check out the sample counter at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Man., on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Marijuana is now legal in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A Winnipeg cannabis store has been struggling to keep up with demand on the first day of legalized recreational use.

Gary Symons, with Delta 9, said 100 orders were processed in the first minute or so when the company’s online store went live at midnight.

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Man Charged in Road Rage Assault on Corydon Avenue

Man Charged in Road Rage Assault on Corydon Avenue

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have charged the driver of a vehicle accused of assaulting a fellow motorist driving in front of him.

Police say the 49-year-old victim was driving in the area of Corydon Avenue and Wentworth Street on the evening of October 13 when the assaut occurred. Several people nearby witnessed the incident and contacted police.

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New Era Dawns as Cannabis Becomes Legal in Canada

New Era Dawns as Cannabis Becomes Legal in Canada

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

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A depiction of a cannabis bud drops from the ceiling at Leafly’s countdown party in Toronto on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, as midnight passes and marks the first day legalization of Cannabis across Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Canadians openly rolled, smoked and vaped legally bought weed for the first time Wednesday as a seismic cultural shift ushered in a new era of how cannabis — and cannabis users — are regarded across the country.

The pungent smell of marijuana hung over dozens of people gathered along Montreal’s boutique-lined Ste Catherine Street, where hundreds would-be patrons stretched around the block in front of a government-sanctioned pot shop and cheered when doors opened.

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Light It Up: Pot Stores Open in Manitoba as 100-Year Cannabis Prohibition Ends

Light It Up: Pot Stores Open in Manitoba as 100-Year Cannabis Prohibition Ends

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A tent sits outside of the Delta 9 Cannabis Store at 1-827 Dakota Street on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. (CHRISD.CA)
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Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton, left to right, poses with the receipt for the first legal cannabis for recreation use sold in Canada to Nikki Rose and Ian Power at the Tweed shop on Water Street in St. John’s N.L. at 12:01 am NDT on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly)

WINNIPEG — Recreational cannabis is now legal in Canada, signalling the start to a retail landscape many aren’t yet familiar with.

Company Delta 9 opened their first bricks and mortar store Wednesday in St. Vital as hundreds streamed through the doors at 10 a.m.

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Newfoundland and Labrador First to Buy Adult Use Pot in New Era for Cannabis

Newfoundland and Labrador First to Buy Adult Use Pot in New Era for Cannabis

By The Canadian Press

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Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton, left to right, provides the receipt for the first legal cannabis for recreation use sold in Canada to Nikki Rose and Ian Power at the Tweed shop on Water Street in St. John’s N.L. at 12:01 am NDT on Wednesday October 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Ian Power made sure he was first in line on a chilly October night to make a midnight purchase that will likely cement his place in Canadian history. Outside one of the cannabis shops in St. John’s, N.L., that were set to open at 12 a.m. local time on Oct. 17th, the 46-year-old knew exactly what he planned to do with his first legally purchased gram.

“I’m having a plaque made with the date and time and everything. This is never actually going to be smoked. I’m going to keep it forever,” said Power.

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