Sask. legislation would boost First Nations’ authority over cannabis sales, bylaw enforcement – CBC

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Sask. legislation would boost First Nations’ authority over cannabis sales, bylaw enforcement – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 202293 Views

Dec 07, 2022

Legislature will move to 2nd reading on Wednesday

The Saskatchewan government has introduced two amendment acts that, if approved, would provide First Nations increased autonomy on the sale of cannabis and bylaw enforcement.

The Cannabis Control (Saskatchewan) Amendment Act, 2022 would provide a provincial legal framework for First Nations to license and regulate the distribution and sale of cannabis within their communities.

Lori Carr, the minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA), says this is an extension of the changes enacted in the summer.

“We’re just taking those regulations and putting them into legislation, and it is something the First Nations were asking for,” Carr said at the Saskatchewan legislative building Tuesday.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/first-nations-cannabis-legislation-1.6676239

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