Unless you’ve been living in your own cloud of marijuana smoke, you know that pot was legalized in Canada this week, prompting nationals and probably a few visiting tourists to try to get their hands on the first legal, recreational weed.
While the rules on who can buy and how much vary from province to province—more on that here—Canadians were so damn excited to blaze up that they’ve already put a strain on the country’s weed supply, reports Vice. Quebec alone counted over 42,000 orders for bud on day one alone, according to the Montreal Gazette, with many more people going home empty-handed. Across the country, cannabis products sold out quickly in brick and mortar stores and online shops.
The CBC reports that cannabis supply will likely continue to be an issue as the demand skyrockets both in-store and online. Despite the supply issues, legalized pot is expected to be a good thing for our northern neighbors.
“For the first time, adult Canadians who choose to consume cannabis have a safer, lower risk, healthier, and more socially responsible choice,” Canada’s Border Security Minister Bill Blair told the CBC.
So smoke ’em if you got ’em. Just make sure you don’t do it behind the wheel.