Legal Cannabis in Saskatchewan: What You Should Know

Published on October 12, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020
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Cannabis will be legal for adults throughout Canada starting on Oct. 17, 2018. But you have a lot of questions. We have answers: Where to buy it, which stores are open, age limits, purchase limits, what’s actually on the shelves, where it’s legal to consume, and more.

Retail Sales in Saskatchewan

Cannabis will be sold in privately-owned stores starting October 17, 2018. Those same stores will sell cannabis products through an online store to those 19 or older.

Legal Age in Saskatchewan: 19

Each province sets its own legal age, as with alcohol. In Saskatchewan, the minimum age for purchase and possession is 19.

Recreational Cannabis Stores in Saskatchewan

I’m New to Cannabis. Help!

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What Can I Buy in Saskatchewan?

Private stores will be allowed to sell a range of dried cannabis (aka flower or buds), pre-rolls, cannabis oils, capsules, and seeds for home growing. We don’t know how many licensed producers will have their products on store shelves since they sell product directly to private stores. Edibles are not expected to enter the market nationwide until October 2019.

Will Saskatchewan Stores Be Open on Oct. 17?

Yes. Fifty-one private-run cannabis retail store applicants have been approved by the provincial government, although it is unclear how many will open on legalization day. The provincial regulatory agency expects as many as 17 stores to be ready and open on Oct. 17.

Where Can I Buy It?

We have a page devoted to cannabis store locations and status: Recreational Cannabis Stores in Saskatchewan.

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All About Saskatchewan Online Sales

Online sales of cannabis products will be undertaken by the private stores that are authorized to sell cannabis. Remember, minors are prohibiting from purchasing.

Possession Limits in Saskatchewan

Those 19 and up can possess up to one ounce (30 grams) of dried cannabis in public.

Transporting Rules

Cannabis transported in a motor vehicle must not be opened, breached, or be allowed to be opened in a car. Cannabis cannot be consumed in vehicles.

Purchase Limits

Each customer is limited to the federal possession limit, which is 30 grams of dried cannabis, 30 cannabis seeds, or an equivalent amount of cannabis oil.

Can My Kids Enter the Store with Me?

No. In Saskatchewan, those under the age of 19 will not be allowed in cannabis stores.

Consumption Restrictions in Saskatchewan

Cannabis use will not be allowed in public places and motor vehicles. Neither drivers nor their passengers may consume cannabis.

Home-grow Is Allowed

The federal Cannabis Act allows adults to cultivate up to four plants per residence, and the province of Saskatchewan is no different.

Crossing Provincial Borders

Can you transport cannabis from one province to another? Yes. But you must abide by the federal public possession limit, which is 30 grams of dried cannabis per person. Important: Do not attempt to transport cannabis across any international border. Cannabis is legal in Washington state, Vermont, Alaska, and Maine, but the border crossing is a federal zone. And cannabis remains federally illegal in the United States.

Can I Fly with Cannabis?

Yes, as long as you remain within Canada and abide by the possession limits of the departure province and the arrival province. But please be mindful: The fragrance of cannabis flower can be powerful, and not everybody enjoys it in the close confines of an airplane cabin.

The Cannabis Supply Chain in Saskatchewan

Unlike most provinces, the province of Saskatchewan will not act as middle man through Cannabis NL. Private licensed producers (LPs) will deliver their packaged and branded products directly to private stores (or to private wholesalers, who can then sell to stores).

Saskatchewan Provincial Laws

The government passed the Act to Amend the Liquor Corporation Act, as well as the Control & Sale of Cannabis Act, which sets out the parameters of lawful sale, purchase and consumption of cannabis in the province.

No Caps on Cannabis Stores in Saskatchewan

There are no caps on the number of stores one entity or company can open in Saskatchewan.

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Harrison Jordan
Harrison Jordan
Harrison Jordan is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and enjoys reading and writing about the regulatory affairs of cannabis in Canada and around the world.
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