It's been a couple of weeks since Canada decriminalized recreational cannabis use. So far I've seen no sign of any impact.
I spoke to a friend, a very long-time cannabis user. He's not liking the change. It's taken away the "forbidden fruit" aspect that he didn't know he sort of enjoyed until it was gone. No more need for a "stash."
Then I went online to see how the government of BC is getting along with the new reality. It seems they're behind the curve, with just one licensed store now open for business and that in Kimberley of all places.
I did get a chuckle out of this line on the government's pot website:
We are particularly focused on securing suitable locations within the Vancouver and Vancouver Island areas in an effort to cater to the province’s most discerning markets."Most discerning market" status. Well that's something, I suppose. Not exactly sure what but it must be something. Maybe that delineates the southwest corner of the province as the Land of Stoners. Might be worth a movie treatment.
Back on the 17th I did find the government weed website and I thought about ordering something. The problem was too much choice. All different prices, all different qualities. I thought I would do well to consult some of my more knowledgeable friends and, until today, the whole thing just slipped my mind.
I think my friend was right. Now that it's legal it's sort of boring. The federal government as our pot killjoy.