A long line at the SQDC Queen Mary in Côte-des-Neiges was spotted in the morning of 4/20.\nAn SQDC spokesperson told Narcity that the company is prepared for a possible increase in traffic.\nPublic gatherings are banned, but there is a virtual 4/20 event for Quebecers aged 21 and older.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\n4/20 is here and Montrealers seem to be stocking up for their own private celebrations. On Monday morning, an MTL Blog faithful snapped a photo of the huge lineup at the SQDC Queen Mary in Côte-des-Neiges. An essential service, the SQDC is prepared for a possible influx of customers for the annual unofficial cannabis holiday, a spokesperson told Narcity.\n"We have increased our staff in several branches in anticipation of traffic that would possibly be higher in the 4/20 context," they explained.\nIn CDN, the eyewitness tells MTL Blog, everyone was respectfully social distancing and taking proper precautions.\nSQDC staffers were only letting in a few people at a time.\nThe Crown corporation is enforcing a series of mitigation measures for customers, a spokesperson explained to MTL Blog. These include:\ntraffic control at store entrances;\n\n\na questionnaire at the entrance for each customer;\n\n\nsocial distancing, including in line ups;\n\n\nand card payment only (to avoid cash handling).\nThe SQDC also favours online orders.\nThe company has also implemented measures to protect its employees.\nSQDC employees must:\ncontinuously clean doors, payment terminals, and counters; \n\n\nreduce product handling;\n\n\nand visually verify customer identification.\nL’un de nos employés a créé une vidéo pour documenter la crise que l’on vit actuellement au Québec. Ce beau message d’espoir nous a beaucoup touché. C’est pourquoi nous avons décidé, au nom de tous nos employés, de vous la partager. pic.twitter.com/FA2kfuAEsv— La_SQDC (@La_SQDC) April 17, 2020\nAll terminals have hand sanitizers for employees and branches are following a strict hygiene routine.\nLike many Quebec businesses, the company has also overseen the installation of Plexiglass panels in front of all checkouts.\nREAD ALSO: Netflix Is Reportedly Making A Rom-Com Based On Montrealer Antoni Porowski's Dating Life\nFor many, 4/20 epitomizes the phrase, "ça va bien aller." Even before legalization, Montrealers would celebrate the occasion with a huge party on Mont-Royal.\nThis year, all gatherings are banned. Those who disobey could earn fines of between $1,000 and $6,000 from the SPVM.\nNous avons récemment publié un message de remerciements à nos employés en succursale qui a engendré plusieurs messages d’amour et d'encouragement de la part de nos clients. Nos employés ont été sincèrement touchés et ils ont tenu à les remercier à leur tour pour leur soutien! pic.twitter.com/FAM4IFnmvm— La_SQDC (@La_SQDC) April 3, 2020\nA virtual event — which claims to be the biggest of its kind in Canada — for Quebecers aged 21 and older has taken its place as a result.\n"Quarantine shouldn't stop the 514 community from celebrating 4/20 together," organizers write on the event page.\nlvbs | Instagram\nHappy 4/20 Montreal!\nStay tuned for more news.