As of today, the federal government has legalized the sale of cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals.
Although these products are now legal, they are not expected to be available through retailers for at least 60 days, as per Health Canada regulations.
Ahead of this availability, the provincial government has sent out information to keep in mind when purchasing or consuming cannabis products.
- In Saskatchewan, 19 is the minimum age for buying and consuming all forms of cannabis, including edibles;
- Items should be purchased from licensed retailers who are required to follow specific health and safety guidelines;
- All cannabis products should be stored in a place that cannot be reached by children or pets;
- Possession of any amount of non-medical cannabis by a minor is prohibited;
- Consuming any form of non-medical cannabis in public spaces is prohibited;
- You may only carry up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent in public;
- Possessing, consuming or distributing any form of cannabis in a vehicle could result in a $300 fine;
- There is zero tolerance for all drug-impaired driving in Saskatchewan, which includes cannabis.
“Safety of cannabis products remains our key focus and we want to ensure people who choose to consume these products are aware of the risks,” Minister Responsible for Liquor and Gaming Authority Gene Makowsky said in a press release.
“One of the most important ways to consume cannabis products safely is to ensure you are buying products from a licensed retailer who obtains their supply through a regulated source.”
More resources on cannabis in Saskatchewan are available online.