Canada on Wednesday became the first industrialised nation to legalise the recreational use of marijuana.
It is a new industry with huge potential for growth, and Canada has now positioned itself to be the largest global marketplace for cannabis and cannabis-related products.
Several cannabis companies have already started to go public with IPOs, providing investors with new opportunities.
Major retailers such as Walmart Canada and several beverage companies are seeking ways to integrate these new offerings into their own product lines.
Shopify Inc. said the Canadian online cannabis stores powered by its e-commerce software are seeing more than 100 orders per minute.