Northeast region set for a quiet first day of legal marijuana

By Aaron Schulze
October 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Cities and towns in Northeast Saskatchewan won’t be lighting as much as other regions across Canada ahead of recreational marijuana’s legalization.

With Wednesday, Oct. 17 being the first day marijuana is officially legal in Canada, none of the stores in Melfort, Nipawin, or Tisdale will be open.

The building which will hold Melfort’s cannabis store is currently under renovations and Nipawin’s location was recently decided.

Melfort’s Community Development Manager Brent Lutz and Nipawin’s Chief Administrative Officer Barry Elliott both mentioned their community’s respective cannabis license holders are working to get their stores open as soon as possible.

A location for Tisdale’s cannabis store is yet to be determined.

When asked if there would be a heavier police presence on legalization day, Melfort RCMP told northeastNOW officers will be treating it like any other day.

 

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