On Thursday night the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Finals for the first time in team history. Since 1993, no professional Canadian team in the four major sports—NBA, MLB, NHL, or the NFL—had won a championship until the Raptors victory this season. Suffice to say, Canadians had something to celebrate.
And boy did they celebrate.
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Particularly in Toronto where denizens of the city swarmed the streets. Television anchors reporting live from the scene noted the jubilant and festive atmosphere coursing through the Canadian city. But they also sniffed something else in the air. As one TSN anchor coined it, “You can also smell marijuana is legal here in Canada.”
Quote of the night @TSN_Sports “you can also smell that marijuana is legal here in Canada” as everyone is happily celebrating on Yonge Street pic.twitter.com/MSQlQubiwK
— Mairlyn Smith (@MairlynSmith) June 14, 2019
That wasn’t the only insistence of people on the ground feeling a contact high, either.
What does Toronto smell like after an #NBAFinals win?
A lot of legal marijuana. pic.twitter.com/1xkJvrFY1M
— David Friend (@dfriend) June 14, 2019
I am so high off of all this marijuana smoke at Yonge & Dundas
AND I LOVE IT @JustinTrudeau @GalGadot @Raptors #LEGALIZEDIT #WETHENORTH pic.twitter.com/HTQxHsLHap
— Jordan Roca (@JRoc23) June 14, 2019
Commentator in the Raptors changing room: “it smells like alcohol and it smells like some place where marijuana is legal”
— Charles Tufton (@charlestufton) June 14, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was instrumental in pushing adult-use legalization in Canada, also joined the fun. No word yet if he also enjoyed the fact marijuana is legal in Canada.
And that's how we do it in the North. #RaptorsIn6ix #WeTheNorth
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 14, 2019