Quebec started legalization with only a dozen cannabis stores to serve the whole province — or one for every 700,000 people. So Quebecers who wanted to buy legal weed had a choice. They could try to use the few stores, lining up in the cold and sometimes travelling long distances. (Major centres like Gatineau and Sherbrooke still don’t have stores .) Or they could order from home online, in their pyjamas if they wanted to.