Canada SLGA receives 'hundreds' of applications for pot retail permits

16:22  14 april  2018
16:22  14 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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SLGA will issue 60 retail permits for stores in up to 40 municipalities and First Nations communities with populations of 2,500 across the province. The private sector will control the wholesale and retail side of pot sales under regulation by the SLGA .

The fee associated with Retail Store Permits is not changing. Alternatively, customers can also obtain a paper application from SLGA head office As well, a new online tool was developed to give Saskatchewan residents a much easier way to apply for and receive licences and permits online.

Marijuana plants. (Picture for representation purpose only)© Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe Marijuana plants. (Picture for representation purpose only) The deadline to apply for retail marijuana licenses has come and gone, and the Saskatchewan Lottery and Gaming Association received so many applications, staff haven't had time to count them all yet.

Saskatchewan has made 51 retail permits available in 32 municipalities and First Nations communities.

"The process now is to count [the applications] and organize by community and then the process begins to evaluate those proposals," said David Morris, SLGA spokesperson.

"The applicants will be screened for their qualifications related to their financial capacity to operate an outlet as well as their capacity for sales and inventory tracking."

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Certain types of permits require review by SLGA ’s head office in Regina, including outdoor and large events. See www.saskliquor.com for information about SLGA ’s retail operations. SLGA uses a structured approach when considering and reviewing applications for product listings.

Once you've received your permit , you can purchase your alcohol at any Saskatchewan liquor retailer . See the Special Occasion Permit Manual or contact SLGA for more information. Application Fee.

Those who meet the qualifications will be put into a random selection process, similar to a lottery, for each permit.

The cost for each application is up to $6,000.

'I think it's a tremendous opportunity and I want to take part in that' - Quebec-based entrepreneur Ari Levy

Everyone has to pay a non-refundable application fee of $1,000. For applications to larger communities, licensing fees are $5,000. In less-populated areas, the fee is $3500, which applicants will be reimbursed if they are unsuccessful.

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Saskatchewan's application process is open to individuals or companies across the country, no matter their province or territory.

Montreal lawyer Ari Levy has applied for five licenses in various jurisdictions.

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Minister responsible for the SLGA Gene Makowsky says the application process to dole out the permits for cannabis sales will be done by June. It will cost ,000 for a retail permit in cities and ,500 in towns. Morgan said this year, will be a "trial year" for pot , saying it's not being budgeted for

SLGA Backgrounder. Cannabis retail permits are available in the following communities Having an account also ensures interested proponents will receive any new information or updates on the RFP process.

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Ari Levy, a Montreal-based lawyer, has applied for five marijuana retail permits in Saskatchewan.© Courtesy: Legal Logik Ari Levy, a Montreal-based lawyer, has applied for five marijuana retail permits in Saskatchewan.

"Saskatchewan is allowing the private sector to open up stores whereas Quebec is not," he said.

"I think it's a tremendous opportunity and I want to take part in that."

According to Levy, the process after the lottery is murky and hasn't been communicated to him yet.

"We don't really know everything yet," he said.

Levy has applied for licenses in Saskatoon, Regina, and several smaller communities.

An Alberta company called High Tide Ventures has applied for 16 permits in Saskatchewan, plus 25 more in its home province.

There are no rules that give Saskatchewan-based companies or individuals an edge in the process.

"I think it's a fair way to proceed," said Levy.

"It just makes a level playing field." a close up of a doughnut: Individuals and companies from out-of-province have as good a chance at obtaining a Saskatchewan pot permit as applicants who are local.© CBC Individuals and companies from out-of-province have as good a chance at obtaining a Saskatchewan pot permit as applicants who are local.

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