SLGA to Issue About 60 Permits to Sell Cannabis in Sask., Government says

Municipalities will have the option to opt out of having a cannabis store if they choose.

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

Gene Makowsky, the minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA), said the move was made under a tough deadline. The federal government is pushing for a legalization date of July 1.

“The federal government has established very aggressive timelines for the legalization of cannabis,” Makowsky said.

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