Legalization Led to People Trying Cannabis For First Time Ever

Article by Laura Kane, CTV News

Legalization led to people trying cannabis for the first time ever In this June 20, 2018 photo, marijuana and a pipe used to smoke it are displayed on a mirror, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan) Laura Kane

Cindi Phelps never imagined herself running a pot shop. She smoked weed as a teenager, but as an adult she says she became “cranky” about cannabis, endlessly lecturing her kids and judging everyone who touched the stuff.

It was only when she neared 50 that she realized marijuana could soothe her pain from a chronic health issue. Now that she manages the Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Kimberley, B.C., Phelps can relate to customers who are nervous about trying pot for the first time in decades — or ever.

About 15 to 20 per cent of her customers fall into this category, and most are baby boomers, she said.

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