Northeast cannabis retailers announced

By Charlene Tebbutt
June 1, 2018 - 1:24pm

The names of the retailers who will sell legal marijuana in three Northeast communities were announced by the province Friday.

Marijuana retailers were selected for Nipawin, Melfort, and Tisdale, as the Saskatchewan government released the names of all 51 cannabis retailers for communities across the province.

British Columbia entrepreneur Jean Paul Lim received a permit to operate the cannabis retail outlet in Melfort. Lim also received permits to operate in Outlook and Rosetown.

Nipawin-area business owner Rod C. Malberg received a permit from the province to operate in Tisdale, while the Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs and GreenTec Holdings are partnering to operate a cannabis outlet in Nipawin.

Retailers selected for permits have 45 days to begin the process of applying for the permit and related paperwork, the province said in a release. Government regulations require each retailer be operational within 12 months of marijuana legalization in Canada, and permit holders will naturally not be allowed to begin selling until legalization occurs.

The province said retailers must operate standalone stores and can only sell cannabis and related products as approved by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. Alcohol will not be sold at the retail outlets.


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