Locations of pot shops now known in Regina; names of business owners remain hazy
Marijuana will be legal in Canada in less than a month — and the details around pot shop ownership in Regina are still hazy.
The city has the locations of the six permits in the Queen City. But, it doesn’t know which business is associated with each address.
There is a list of permit holders available online. CTV News was only able to reach some of those names, and they declined interviews.
The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority says information about the businesses won’t be made public until Oct. 17, unless the owners decide to disclose it on their own.
“We understand that not everyone is going to be ready to go on October 17,” said David Morris with SLGA. “We know out of the 51 proponents, that probably about a third of them will be ready to go or may be ready to go. Again, it depends on them and all the pieces they need to establish their outlet.”
Permit holders can open their businesses any time after the legalization date — and businesses need to be open with 12 months of that date. If the business passes that deadline, SLGA could award the permit to another applicant.
The Regina locations will be at:
- 1505 Albert Street
- 2810 E. Quance Street
- 4554 Albert Street
- 681 Albert Street
- 1302 Broad Street
- 1846 Scarth Street