As the country approaches the first anniversary of legal weed on Oct. 17, a look back reveals that many important elements of the deployment appeared to lurch and stagger over their first steps.

It was the advice given many times to maiden pot users, emboldened by Canadian legalization to take their first tokes over the past year: “Start low and go slow.”

But that urging for baptismal moderation on an individual level — particularly regarding concentrations and consumption of the plant’s psychoactive THC component — could easily pass as a description of the entire cannabis rollout.

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Joseph Hall ~ TheStar.com

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