Saskatchewan’s Cannabis Framework reflects how the Government of Saskatchewan plans to regulate cannabis, incorporating feedback from experts, stakeholders, and Saskatchewan residents. You can download the results from the public survey here.
Please note that cannabis possession, sale and use is still illegal. The official legalization date will be determined by the federal government in 2018.
The framework is guided by several overarching objectives, which include:
- Restricting the illegal cannabis market;
- Keeping cannabis out of the hands of children and youth;
- Protecting public and personal health and safety; and,
- Promoting safety on roads, in workplaces, and in public spaces.
Key details include:
- The minimum age for legal non-medicinal cannabis consumption in Saskatchewan will be 19 years of age.
- It continues to be illegal to drive while impaired – whether by drugs or alcohol. This will not change once cannabis use becomes legal. Saskatchewan will have zero tolerance for all drug-impaired drivers.
- A strict approach will be used to regulate cannabis consumption in public areas; particularly near schools or child care facilities.
- The possession limit set by federal government will be 30 grams per adult in a public space.
- Saskatchewan will prohibit the possession of any amount of cannabis by a minor. Possession of more than 5 grams will be a criminal offence subject to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
- For further information, please consult Saskatchewan’s Cannabis Framework.
The Government of Saskatchewan has recently updated drug and alcohol impaired driving laws to promote zero tolerance for new drivers and drivers who are 21 years of age and under. We are working with other provinces and the federal government to develop and strengthen road-side testing for drug-impaired driving.