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Canadians ‘wake and bake’ as marijuana is now legal in the country

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.

Canadians 'Wake and Bake' as Marijuana gets legalised in the country

Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalise marijuana on Wednesday. It also became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. (Source: AP)

Canadians 'Wake and Bake' as Marijuana gets legalised in the country

At a countdown party in Toronto on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, as midnight passes and marks the first day legalization of Cannabis across Canada. (Source: AP)

Canadians 'Wake and Bake' as Marijuana gets legalised in the country

People celebrate at Leafly's countdown party as midnight passes and marks the first day legalization of cannabis across Canada in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

Canadians 'Wake and Bake' as Marijuana gets legalised in the country

Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth, takes a picture of the media gathered inside the Tweed retail store on Water Steet, in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. (Source: AP)

Canadians 'Wake and Bake' as Marijuana gets legalised in the country

An estimated 400 people were in line to purchase cannabis at the Tweed retail store on Water Street, in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. (Source: AP)

Canadians 'Wake and Bake' as Marijuana gets legalised in the country

Linton (left) poses with the receipt for the first legal cannabis for recreational use sold in Canada to Nikki Rose and Ian Power at the Tweed shop on Water Street in St. John's N.L. at 12:01 am NDT on Wednesday October 17, 2018. (Source: AP)

Canadians 'Wake and Bake' as Marijuana gets legalised in the country

Reporters and photographers get a look at a new Societe Quebecoise du Cannabis (SQDC) store during a media preview Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Montreal. (Source: AP)

Canadians 'Wake and Bake' as Marijuana gets legalised in the country

A man blows a glass smoking pipe during a "Wake and Bake" legalized marijuana event in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (Source: AP)

Canadians 'Wake and Bake' as Marijuana gets legalised in the country

Canada has had legal medical marijuana since 2001 and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has spent two years working toward expanding that to include so-called recreational marijuana. (Source: AP)

Canadians 'Wake and Bake' as Marijuana gets legalised in the country

The goal is to better reflect society’s changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system. (Source: AP)