Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Selects 51 Pot Retailers for When It Becomes Legal Later This Year

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Selects 51 Pot Retailers for When It Becomes Legal Later This Year

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Saskatchewan selects 51 recreational pot retailers

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REGINA - Saskatchewan has selected 51 retailers to sell recreational marijuana when it becomes legal later this year.

There will be cannabis outlets in communities across the province from Assiniboia to Yorkton and as far north as La Loche.

Companies include big operators such as Canopy Growth Corporation to individual entrepreneurs.

The retailers include groups of federally licensed cannabis producers, numbered companies and at least one is a First Nations firm.

Some of the companies are from Saskatchewan but many are from out of province.

Gene Makowsky, minister of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, says the new industry will bolster the economy.

"There was a lot of interest in the public request for proposal process, resulting in many new businesses that will invest in our province," he said Friday in a release. …

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