Maple Creek
Maple Creek
Maple Creek
Maple Creek
Maple Creek
Maple Creek

Cannabis Legalization

On October 17, 2018, cannabis became legal in Canada. Maple Creek is one of forty Saskatchewan communities designated by Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority to receive retailer permits. 

  • Cannabis refers to products made from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, also referred to as marijuana or pot. 
  • Legalization of cannabis refers to recreational or personal use. 
  • Who do I call if I see someone consuming cannabis in public? The RCMP, 306-662-5550
  • I live in an apartment and my neighbour is smoking cannabis in their apartment, who do I call? Your landlord, The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, 2018, gives landlords the right to impose reasonable rules prohibiting the possession, use, growth, and sale of cannabis in a rental unit.
  • Condominium boards have the ability to pass by-laws respecting the smoking or cultivation of cannabis in their complexes.  
Federal Government Jurisdiction: 
  • Legalized cannabis consumption for recreational or personal use. 
  • Determines the amount of cannabis a person can legally possess. 
  • Number of cannabis plants a household can legally grow.
  • Types of cannabis products to be sold.
  • The serving sizes and potency of cannabis products.
  • Safe practices for producing cannabis. 
  • Tracking cannabis from seed to sale. 
  • For more information please visit the Federal Government website.
Provincial Government Jurisdiction: 
  • The minimum legal age a person in Saskatchewan can buy, possess, and consume cannabis is 19. 
  • Cannabis consumption is prohibited in public spaces, similar to the laws around alcohol consumption. 
  • Additional rules regarding where cannabis can be grown including multi-unit dwellings and rental properties. The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, 2018
  • There will be a zero tolerance approach for drugs and driving.
  • For more information please visit the Provincial Government website
Town of Maple Creek:
  • Cannabis retail stores are listed as a discretionary use in the Commercial Core District, Highway Corridor Commercial District and Industrial District.
  • Cannabis retail stores will NOT be permitted in any Residential Zoning District. 
  • Cannabis retail stores must be a minimum of one block (as defined at Council's discretion) from schools and playgrounds. 
  • Cannabis cultivation is listed as a Discretionary Use in Highway Corridor Commercial District and Industrial District.
  • Cannabis cultivation must be a minimum of one block (as defined at Council's discretion) from schools and playgrounds.