To make sure their province was prepared for the October 17, 2018 legalization date, provincial officials passed Saskatchewan’s Cannabis Framework. The framework outlines the regulations and legalities of Saskatchewan’s legal cannabis industry and aims to uphold the health and safety of the public.
The legal age to purchase, possess, consume and grow cannabis in Saskatchewan is set at 19 years old.
Adults of legal age are legally allowed to possess up to 30 gram of cannabis in a public space. It is strictly prohibited for anyone under the age of 19 to possess recreational cannabis.
Recreational cannabis is Saskatchewan is only available for purchase through licensed online and private stores regulated by The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. Adults 19 years of age and older are legally permitted to purchase up to 30 grams of cannabis from said online and private stores.
In an effort to protect public health and safety, public cannabis consumption is strictly prohibited in Saskatchewan.
Transporting cannabis within Canada is legal, however, provinces and territories all have various cannabis laws. You must always be in compliance with local laws while transporting cannabis through Saskatchewan and Canada.
Driving Under the Influence
There is a zero tolerance policy in Saskatchewan for driving while under the influence of cannabis and violators will face steep punishment. Cannabis consumption of any kind within a motor vehicle is prohibited, including consumption by passengers.
Cannabis in the Workplace
The legalization of cannabis in Saskatchewan does not change cannabis in the workplace laws. To maintain compliance, employers must ensure their employees are aware of any office drug & alcohol policy in place.
At-home cannabis cultivation is legal in Saskatchewan. Adults 19 years and older are legally able to grow up to 4 plants per household. It’s important to note that landlords are permitted to specifically prohibit cannabis cultivation within the lease agreement terms of that rental unit.