On Oct. 17, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace.

Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there.

Years later, it's no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: marijuana. 

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Gene Johnson and Rob Gillies ~ Associated Press via CTV News

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