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

19:22  08 january  2018
19:22  08 january  2018 Source:   Star Phoenix

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The Saskatchewan government has announced marijuana will be sold by private companies after the drug is federally legalized. '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.'

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

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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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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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