There’s a new shop in Prince George, and people are already loving the joint.
The first legal cannabis purchased from a retail shop in this city’s history occurred at a few minutes past 9 a.m. on Thursday.
There was a lineup halfway down the block when the doors of Grasshopper Retail Inc. opened up, and more people added onto the long snake as fast as customers exited with their historic purchases.
The first people in line at Grasshopper were Melissa Eastman and Darrel Brisson who drove more than an hour to be there.
“We don’t have many options in Mackenzie, just the mail,” said Eastman. She and Brisson came out smiling with a large brown paper bag loaded with the products they settled on and some extra retail items as well.
They were not the first to arrive and get into the morning queue, however. Samantha Wilson and her mother Shannon were the there at 7:30 a.m. but didn’t leave the parking lot until closer to opening.
“We wanted to be in the line, but not start the…