Dozens, perhaps hundreds of Saskatchewan business people are anxiously working towards setting up shops to legally sell marijuana and the related products.
The provincial government laid out part of the plan yesterday. Ensuring the "sale and regulation of cannabis in Saskatchewan strikes a balance between public safety and access for consumers," about 60 retail permits will be available for private stores in about 40 municipalities and First Nations.
It's interesting to note, Moose Jaw is eligible to have two registered cannabis stores but, municipalities can opt out of so desired.
The retailers and prospective retailers are excited about this because they're going to make money - big money. In fact, some already are. It'll be most interesting to see how it all unfolds.
You know what else is going to happen? Hundreds, maybe thousands of long-time marijuana users will be looking for apologies and compensation from the government. All those people who were arrested, fined and incarcerated for possessing, smoking and selling marijuana. Mark my words.