The Mayor of Weyburn raised concerns over tourists coming up from the United States once marijuana becomes legal in Canada.
During “bear pit” — a question and answer panel with Sask. ministers — at the SUMA conference, Minister of Tourism Gene Makowsky was asked by Mayor Marcel Roy if he thought about the idea of tourists crossing the border to smoke weed once it is legal. Along with where tourists would be allowed to smoke pot such as a hotel, or in public.
The minister of tourism indicated to Mayor Roy they “haven’t got that far yet” when it comes to regulations surrounding tourists, citing legislation still needs to be finalized within the province.
“We’re dealing with trying to get the retail-wholesale end of it and that might evolve as we come along here but certainly more pressing decisions needs to be made in the coming weeks,” Makowsky said.