At the risk of the slang Canadian term "tuques" being lost on some people, I went ahead anyway with this headline. Canada's widespread legalization of marijuana finally takes effect today. While medicinal cannabis has been legal for nearly 20 years, the progressive country has now made it legal for recreational use, and there were people lining up in the wee hours of the morning.

The first sale took place at 12:01 at Tweed in Newfoundland.