Saskatchewan announces fines for improper cannabis use


Fines for improper use of recreational cannabis in Saskatchewan will range from $200 to $2,250 once it is legalized in October.

There are three offences that would land users a $200 ticket. This includes smoking cannabis in a public place, possessing or consuming cannabis in a campground where it is prohibited, and possessing or distributing more than 30 grams of dried cannabis in a public place.

Under the federal law, people are not allowed to possess more than 30 grams of dried cannabis at a time.

Possessing, consuming or distributing marijuana in a vehicle will result in a $300 ticket. This does not apply in cases where someone is transporting it from a legal point of purchase to a legal point of consumption.

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If you decide to sell pot to a minor, that can result in a $750 ticket. Another part of the plan to keep marijuana away from minors is a heavy fine for using at a school or childcare facility; a $1,000 fine.

The heaviest potential fine is for permitted retailers. They can receive a $2,250 penalty for failing to demand proof of age or selling to a minor.

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These new rules will only come into effect once recreational cannabis is legalized, and The Cannabis Control (Saskatchewan) Act is proclaimed. That is expected to take place October 17, 2108.

Until then, recreational marijuana use is illegal, and current penalties apply.

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