So Canada has legalized pot / marijuana / cannabis and you can go to stores today and buy some. The local news is covering it here in Calgary with crowds of thousands expected at one of only 2 stores licensed in the city but last I saw, there were only 7 people in the line so who knows how popular it will be. I imagine all the people who really wanted to get it could already get it easily so this is more about expanding the market to new users who will be less inclined to queue for hours on day 1.
Apparently you'll also be able to purchase online with discreet delivery by Canada post. I wonder how many JWs may decide to just 'have a try' given that no one will know and you don't need to meet some sketchy character to get some? Look out for people giggling through the WT ... that's a dead giveaway because no one should be enjoying that shit normally.
It is of course one massive experiment with unknown consequences and there's a feeling that the Trudeau government has only done this for popularity and a quick tax boost without really considering the long term effects, especially on youth or healthcare overall as well as road safety. Will enough be done to prevent access to it? Who knows ...
There's also the question of past convictions. Should people who were convicted of drug offences be pardoned? Personally, I don't think they did. If you broke the laws as they stand, you are guilty and pay the price decided, regardless if they laws later change. If you're given a speeding ticket and the speed limit it later increased then unlucky - that was the limit at the time. If the alcohol limit is lowered, should people who previously passed a higher limit be given convictions in hindsight?
Whatever your views of legalized pot, I expect productivity in Canada may take a slight dip today.