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SASKATCHEW­AN PICKS 51 POT RETAILERS FOR LEGAL ROLLOUT

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Saskatchew­an has selected 51 retailers to sell recreation­al marijuana when it becomes legal later this year. There will be cannabis outlets in communitie­s across the province from Assiniboia to Yorkton and as far north as La Loche. Companies include big operators such as Canopy Growth Corporatio­n, individual entreprene­urs and at least one First Nations firm. Some of the companies are from Saskatchew­an, but many are from out of province. Gene Makowsky, minister of the Saskatchew­an Liquor and Gaming Authority, says the new industry will bolster the economy. “There was a lot of interest in the public request for proposal process, resulting in many new businesses that will invest in our province,” he said Friday.

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