Province to conduct anonymous legal cannabis survey

By paNOW Staff
September 8, 2017 - 11:00am

Residents of Saskatchewan are being asked to provide input on the upcoming marijuana legislation next year.

Between Sept. 8 and Oct. 6, the government of Saskatchewan will be conducting an online survey about a variety of topics pertaining to legal marijuana.

“The legalization of cannabis represents a big change,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said in a press release. “We want to take the time to listen to and consult with the people of this province to ensure we implement parts of this legislation that are under our control in a way that works for Saskatchewan.”

The survey covers age limits, taxation, potential retail models, locations, rules and the enforcement of modified impaired driving laws among other topics.

Within the survey, participants are asked whether or not the government should consider selling non-medicinal marijuana, or allow retailers to sell cannabis.

Participants are also asked about the potential for consumers to grow their own cannabis – although the questions revolve around where marijuana plants can be grown, as opposed to how many plants consumers can grow. The question covers rental properties, condo units and private properties.

In terms of age limits, the province is asking residents if the federal regulation of 18 is adequate, or if 19, the legal drinking age should be set. There is also an option for 21 and over, with a place for users to enter their suggested age for consumption.

When asked about taxation, participants are asked how they feel tax dollars should be spent in relation to public education, enforcement, and public health among other options.

At the conclusion of the survey, participants are able to provide their own input in 300 words or less on topics they feel are important.

The release from the Ministry of Justice stated all input would be used to guide Saskatchewan’s approach to the legalization of marijuana.


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