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Canada Marijuana will be sold in Saskatchewan by private retailers, government announces

19:22  08 january  2018
19:22  08 january  2018 Source:   thestarphoenix.com

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Saskatchewan will allow cannabis to be sold by private retailers . The provincial government announced Monday its initial plan for retailing legal marijuana in Saskatchewan , starting Retailers will be selected based on a lottery and the expectation is licenses will be distributed for March 1.

The Saskatchewan government has announced marijuana will be sold by private companies after the drug is federally legalized. "If you're a retailer who wants to get involved in this business, you're no further ahead in terms of knowledge," said interim NDP Leader Nicole Sarauer.

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Saskatchewan will allow cannabis to be sold by private retailers.

The provincial government announced Monday its initial plan for retailing legal marijuana in Saskatchewan, starting in July. Where the province allows such stores will be determined by population, and municipalities will have the “right to say no to a license” if they so choose, according to the announcement from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA).

The SLGA plans to issue approximately 60 cannabis retail permits to private operators in as many as 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nation communities.

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The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) announced Monday it will issue around 60 cannabis retail Cannabis retailers will be required to establish a standalone storefront operation, with the READ MORE: Sask. government launches survey on recreational marijuana regulations.

The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) announced Monday it will issue around 60 cannabis retail permits to private operators in as many as 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nation communities. Cannabis retailers will be required to establish a standalone storefront operation READ MORE: Sask. government launches survey on recreational marijuana regulations.

Populations of at least 2,500 people will be given an initial retailer, with larger markets getting more.

Retailers will be selected based on a lottery and the expectation is licenses will be distributed for March 1.

“Our government is being diligent to ensure the sale and regulation of cannabis in Saskatchewan strikes a balance between public safety and access for consumers,” Minister Responsible for SLGA Gene Makowsky said in a news release.

“It’s also important to our government that the 40 municipalities and First Nations selected for retail locations have the opportunity to decide whether they want cannabis retail stores in their community.”

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