Many Hatter’s are celebrating today as they are able to legally purchase recreational cannabis for the first time.

Three out of 17 stores legally selling cannabis in the province today are located in Medicine Hat.

Jay Hearn, co-owner of The Green Exchange says he’s seeing lots of people from outside of the city in his store.

Hearn says, “We’ve had people from Red Deer come.  People from Maple Creek, from Lethbridge. Brooks, and Taber.  It’s just been overwhelming.”

Hearn says business has been very steady since opening the doors for the first time.

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