What the legalities of recreational marijuana are going to look like are becoming clearer in Saskatchewan with amended regulations under The Cannabis Control Act.
You could be ticketed anywhere from $200 to $2250, depending on the offence.
For instance, it’s a $200 ticket for consuming cannabis in a public place, a $300 ticket if a minor is caught purchasing, possessing, consuming or selling cannabis and a $750 ticket for anyone caught selling or giving the drug to a minor.
It’s $2250 if a business fails to demand proof of age and/or sells or distributes to a minor.
The regulations are similar to current rules for alcohol.
Until cannabis becomes legal on October 17th, current laws and rules apply and recreational marijuana remains illegal.
Offences subject to ticketing will include:
• 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.