With recreational cannabis legalization finally here in Canada, it is important to take a look back at the fight that brought us here. It is worth noting that as a country, Canada spends as much as it does on cannabis as it does on wine (roughly six billion dollars annually). Toronto has long been a hub of cannabis activism, sporting a convoluted history of protests, vapour lounges and various forms of dispensaries. After the heavy-handed raids of Project Claudia and Project Gator, the resolve of Toronto’s cannabis community was only hardened. The demand for cannabis continued and so did the open defiance and advocacy.