As Day One of Canada’s post-prohibition era dawned, Halifax looked much as it did before October 17. The most visible change was likely at Q104 FM, which did a weedy rebrand to become HERB 104, The Home of Rock n Rolling. Honouring both Weed Day and the anniversary of noted pot fan Gord Downie’s death, the “legalization station” played on-theme songs like Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” and Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World,” plus lots of Tragically Hip. So maybe things didn’t change a whole lot there.
But at Nova Scotia’s ganja ground zero, the Clyde Street cannabis store, something was definitely up. At mid-day the line to get in the doors was still more than half an hour long, and inside was another line-up to get to the counter for service. There were people who’ve been smoking weed since the 1960s beside people who have never used it. And pretty much everyone agreed the line moved faster than expected, considering you get to be a part of history.
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