A grow technician manicures a plant in the propagation and mothering room at the CannTrust Holdings production facility in Fenwick, Ontario, Canada.
Canada's federal government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, spent about two years planning for legalisation, fuelled by a desire to bring dealers like Clarke out of the black market and into a regulated system.
Canada's national approach has allowed for unfettered industry banking, inter-province shipments of cannabis and billions of dollars in investment - a sharp contrast with national prohibition in the United States. Nine US states have legalised recreational use of pot, and more than 30 have approved medical marijuana.
Now that our neighbour to the north is opening its legal cannabis market, the longer we delay, the longer we miss out on potentially significant economic opportunities for Oregon and other states across the country," Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon said in a statement.
US Customs and Border Protection invited Canadian media to a conference call on Tuesday so officials could reiterate that marijuana remains illegal under US federal law and that those who are caught at the border with pot are subject to arrest and prosecution.
A patchwork of regulations has spread in Canada as each province takes its own approach within the framework set out by the federal government. Some are operating government-run stores, some are allowing private retailers, some both.
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