A private residence will be the only location for legal cannabis consumption in Saskatchewan, at least for the short term. The province has announced they will not allow cannabis lounges when it becomes legal in October.
"The clear legal place is your residence provided that your landlord hasn't included that," said Justice Minister Don Morgan. "The exertion would be that you do it at your home or the home of a friend."
Four of the eight cannabis fines the Saskatchewan government will implement relate to using cannabis outside the home.
There are varying amounts for multiple incidents that will be considered an offence that can be ticketed when October rolls around. Below is a list of the governments' announcement:
-A $200 ticket for possessing or distributing more than 30 grams of dried cannabis in a public place;
-A $200 ticket for consuming cannabis in a public place;
-A $1,000 ticket for consuming cannabis at school, on school grounds or at a child care facility;
-A $300 ticket if a minor is caught purchasing, possessing, consuming, or selling cannabis;
-A $750 ticket for anyone caught selling or giving cannabis to a minor;
-A $2,250 ticket if a permittee or employee of a retail cannabis location fails to demand proof of age and/or if a permittee sells or distributes cannabis to a minor;
-A $300 ticket for possessing, consuming or distributing cannabis in a vehicle, which will not apply if someone is transporting cannabis from a legal point of purchase to a legal point of consumption; and
-A $200 ticket for possessing or consuming cannabis in a campground when a cannabis prohibition is in effect.
Officials say these regulations are similar to those that come along with alcohol and won't be actualized until the fall when the Saskatchewan Government proclaims the Cannabis Control Act.