Saskatchewan Marijuana Information

Quick FAQ

saskatchewan CanadaMedical marijuana and recreational cannabis have both been legalized! In Saskatchewan, the culture is generally accepting of marijuana, but less so than very marijuana friendly cities such as Vancouver. Although you likely won’t be arrested for public consumption, it is recommended that consumption is limited to private property or inside one’s home. If you do choose to consume in public, a discrete vape pen is your best option for staying under the radar!

Medical marijuana has been legalized in Canada since 2000. In 2013, Canada passed a new law, titled the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, and it overrode the previous medical marijuana legislation. The law updated some of the rules regarding medical marijuana access. One of the most major shifts was that under the new legislation, medical marijuana patients were not allowed to grow their own marijuana. However, that clause in the law was overruled in February 2016 when a federal court judge ruled that it is a constitutional right for medical marijuana patients to be allowed to grow their own cannabis. Growing allows patients to control the strains and doses needed for their treatment.

As of October 17th, 2018 Recreational Cannabis is now legal and shops are opening their doors!

To find a directory of Canadian Medical Marijuana Producers, click here!

Saskatchewan FAQ

Is Marijuana legal in Saskatchewan?

Yes it is, for both recreational and medical purposes! Medical marijuana is legal in Canada for patients who have a qualifying medical condition and prescription from a licensed doctor. As of October 17th, 2018 Recreational Cannabis is now legal and shops are opening their doors!

How can I get marijuana?

Canada is unique in that medical marijuana must be obtained via mail, not by visiting a medical marijuana dispensary in person. If you are a Canadian resident with a qualifying medical condition (conditions listed below), you can obtain medical marijuana. You must first meet with your healthcare practitioner to fill out a Medical Document. Then, choose a Licensed Commercial Producer and register your medical document to become a client. A list of authorized producers can be found here. After registering and receiving a prescription, will be able to order directly from your Licensed Commercial Producer. You can find a list of Licensed Commercial Producers here. There are currently two licensed producers operating in Saskatchewan.

As of October 17th, 2018 Recreational Cannabis is now legal and shops are opening their doors!

What are the qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana?

Patients can receive a prescription for medical marijuana to treat a variety of illnesses, including but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Eating Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/Aids
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Migraines
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sleep disorders

What types of marijuana will be available?

The Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations specifies that authorized producers will be permitted to sell dried marijuana, fresh marijuana, and cannabis oils (in capsules for oral consumption). There will be a number of different strains to choose from, ranging from strong Indicas to strong Sativas and everything in between. Each strain can have unique effects and levels of psychoactive ingredients, so be sure to ask your physician for assistance in choosing the best marijuana strain to help treat your condition. Sativas strains are known for giving a stronger head high with uplifting and energizing effects. Indica strains are known for their full body highs and sedative effects. Indica strains are more likely to give you couch-lock, whereas sativa strains are more likely to keep you active. Sativas are better for daytime smoking and Indicas are preferable at night.

At the unlicensed dispensaries, patients can also find pre-made edibles, such as baked goods, lollipops, and gummy candies. They will also have concentrates, which are very strong and used for dabbing.

How much will it cost?

This is dependent on the marijuana providers as well as potency and quality, but patients can expect prices to be between $7-$12 per gram. Prices tend to be closer to the $7 per gram when purchasing from a licensed clinic (via mail) and closer to $12 per gram when purchasing from an unlicensed dispensary. Patients pay for marijuana out of pocket – it is not covered by health insurance.

How much Marijuana can I have?

Patients are allowed to possess up to a 30-day supply of marijuana as prescribed by the patient’s healthcare practitioner, with the allowed limit maxing out at 150 grams. Medical marijuana patients are also permitted to grow their own marijuana.

Where can I consume marijuana?

Marijuana consumption is limited to the home and on private property in Saskatchewan. If choosing to consume in public, always use your discretion and common sense!

Can I take my purchase home if I live in another country?

No. All marijuana products purchased in Canada must be consumed in Canada. However, you may travel between provinces without issue. If choosing to travel with marijuana, be sure to carry your prescription information with you, easily accessible.

Nothing on this website should be considered legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. Please respect the current state of Marijuana law in your area.

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