Saskatchewan’s new business-friendly framework for recreational cannabis sales calls for the establishment of 51 privately owned stores no later than 12 months after legalization.
Retail applicants in Saskatchewan must complete a two-part process that will include initial screening and entry into a lottery of qualified applicants.
The number of retail sales licenses will be capped at 51 for the first three years of legalization.
Western Canada could be a hotbed for cannabis entrepreneurs come legalization late this summer.
What you need to know about Saskatchewan’s proposed rules:
- The minimum age for recreational consumption will be 19.
- Consuming cannabis in public spaces will be prohibited, which means lounges are not in the cards.
- Saskatchewanians will be allowed to grow four plants per household.
- The Liquor and Gaming Authority will establish a licensing regime for wholesalers and retailers.