UPDATE (11:00 AM ET): Both Saskatoon and Regina have confirmed that none of their 13 legal marijuana stores will be open on legalization day, October 17th, 2018.
Canada's long-awaited marijuana legalization date has finally arrived, but many of Saskatchewan's retail cannabis shops are still scrambling to get organized. Various media have reported that nearly two-thirds of Saskatchewan's 51 retailers won't be celebrating opening day on October 17th.
While many locations won't be open for business until well into November, there are still several shops across the province that will reportedly be up and running as of legalization.
According to CBC, these are the only locations in Saskatchewan that are set to open on time.
- Fire and Flower Inc.: 5C 275 Broadway Street East, Yorkton
- Prairie Sky/Jimmy's Cannabis: 82 B Battleford Crossing, Battleford
- Prairie Sky/Jimmy's Cannabis: 701 Centennial Drive North, Martensville
- 101022317 Saskatchewan Ltd.: 10011 Thatcher Avenue, North Battleford
- New Horizon Group of Companies: Rural Municipality of Edenwold - the exact location has not been made public, but the dispensary's owner says it looks exactly like an Apple store.
As for the dozens of other pot retailers set to open in Saskatchewan, they likely won't see opening day for at least another few weeks. Many are still waiting for their building permits to be approved, while others wait for the provincial government to approve their supply.
To see the CBC's complete list of Saskatchewan cannabis shops and their opening day status, click here.
Source: Global News