Lloydminster has sent in dozens of license applications to sell cannabis in Saskatchewan, according to the SLGA.
Since the application process opened, The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Association has received 44 applications from businesses wanting to sell cannabis.
Saskatchewan’s upcoming legalization plan works differently than Alberta’s, in that there are a set number of licenses being given out per community. So far on the Saskatchewan side, Lloydminster has received two permits, which will be given to businesses that passes government criteria through a lottery selection.
To compare, Alberta, which has no set number of licenses to apply for, has seen three Lloydminster businesses in the application process as of April 25th.
In the surrounding area, North Battleford has had 56 businesses apply, Unity had 21 and Wainwright had two.