The first Canadian to buy legal cannabis for recreational use plans to have his purchase framed. It's not clear whether the first person to be ticketed for consuming cannabis in a vehicle under the new law will do the same. Police in Winnipeg, Manitoba, tweeted a picture of the ticket for $672 Canadian ($515 US) and warned that as with alcohol, consuming marijuana in a vehicle is illegal in the province, CTV reports.
"An hour into legality, and something illegal," traffic division Insp. Gord Spado tells the CBC. He says the ticket was issued at a traffic stop at 1am Wednesday, an hour after the new law took effect. In Ontario early Wednesday, another person received a $215 Canadian ($165 US) ticket for driving a "vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available." (The Canadian pot industry is eyeing the rest of the world.)