Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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TORONTO - Trevor Pott doesn't see himself as a seasoned cannabis user -- or part of the vocal community that fought for years to legalize recreational use.

But the Edmonton tech writer will be among those celebrating the lifting of prohibition with his first legal purchase tomorrow.

He'll follow that up by attending a modest house party to imbibe with friends.

Pott says he believes legalizing marijuana is going to be transformative to Canadian culture in a big way.

As the Cannabis Act comes into effect there are many buzzy public events being promoted across the country to mark the start of a new era.

Newfoundlanders will be the first to purchase legal weed when its retailers open their doors at midnight, while Torontonians are being courted by New Year's Eve-style "bud drop" countdowns just before legalization. …

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