Marijuana will not be a free for all in Canadian provinces
The province of Saskatchewan is preparing to ensure that the weed-related regulations are followed legalization on October 17
To accommodate the upcoming legalization, many cannabis laws in Canada have recently been changed. Marijuana will not be a free for all in Canadian provinces as exemplified by the province of Saskatchewan.
There will still be many ways that you can be in trouble for cannabis laws infractions, like underage buying of weed.
Saskatchewan’s cannabis laws, most of which align with Canada’s government laws and regulations, were announced earlier this year.
There will be a few laws that are unique to the province, for example, the national law states that persons 18 and over can purchase marijuana, but the province has altered their’s to 19.
The province may go as far as hiring people under the legal age to enter dispensaries and attempt to make purchases.
Jim Southam, a businessman in the cannabis market, stated that it is expected that checks will be made.
“THEY HAVE TO HAVE CHECKS IN PLACE, SO THEY CAN MONITOR BUSINESSES TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE DOING WHAT’S REQUIRED OF THEM. IT’S JUST TO BE EXPECTED THAT THEY’RE GOING TO BE CHECKING UP ON ALL ASPECTS OF CANNABIS RETAILERS TO MAKE SURE WE’RE DOING EVERYTHING WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING.”
The province already uses these types of steps to ensure alcohol laws are followed.
Everything related to the legal cannabis industry will be governed by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, included will be the monitoring of business compliance with laws.