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. With a population of 1.13 million people, this would mean a location for every 18,833 people in the province.
“The federal government has established very aggressive timelines for the legalization of cannabis,” the Minister Responsible for SLGA Gene Makowsky said.
“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. 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.”