Most Cannabis Stores in Saskatchewan Not Open on First Day of Legalization

REGINA — People looking to buy cannabis from a retail store in Saskatchewan on the first day of legalization have very few options.

Only seven of the 51 businesses that were granted retailing permits from the Saskatchewan government are open today.

The owner of a Saskatoon cannabis store says she can’t open due to a pot shortage.

Cierra Sieben-Chuback with Living Skies Cannabis Ltd. says the demand has been crazy and she’s sad she can’t open.

She predicts the store’s opening will be delayed until the end of the month or early November.

Two cannabis stores in North Battleford are open today along with stores in Esterhazy, Martensville, Moose Jaw, Edenwold and Yorkton.

The Canadian Press