Toronto's first legal cannabis store draws massive lineup
Happy white market weed day, Toronto!
This morning, six-and-a-half months after Canada's federal government officially legalized recreational marijuana, Ontario finally joins every other province and territory across the country (except for Nunavut) in allowing brick-and-mortar cannabis retail stores to operate.
It remains unclear, however, how many of those stores will open today.
In Toronto, where five of the province's 25 total license applications were awarded, only two stores have been approved for launch by the government—and only one of those two stores actually opened its doors this morning: The Hunny Pot at 202 Queen St. W.
You can find The Hunny Pot in what was once New Era's Flagship store on Queen near University, but good luck getting inside to buy anything.
Now open, the lineup is squirreling down the sidewalk and around the corner of St. Patrick street.
Interested Toronto buyers can either bundle up and wait outside the Hunny Pot or hit the Ontario government's own website to legally purchase cannabis right now.
Four other stores set to open in the city this spring: Ameri in Yorkville, Nova Cannabis at the old American Apparel in Queen West, a Tokyo Smoke in the former HMV near Yonge-Dundas Square and Canna Cabana at Yonge and College.
Ameri is the only retail cannabis store that has been authorized to open in the city so far, aside from Hunny Pot, though a sign on the Yorkville shop's door specifies that it won't be open on April 1.
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