After looking at tourism numbers in Colorado, the possibility of cannabis tourism could become a reality in the country. However, will Estevan be the next hotbed of cannabis tourism?
Jackie Wall, Executive Director for the Estevan Chamber of Commerce, isn't too sure.
"The concept of cannabis tourism is not new obviously Colorado would be a good example in the US of one of the States that was proactive in that area," she said.
"As far as Estevan goes, I know I have been in several meetings where it's been discussed, not at length and it's not been discussed as an option for Estevan. I think right now, we are just trying to wrap our heads around the new legislation and what that means."
She added as well, that the culture in North Dakota as needs to be taken into account before we start to think that there will be an influx of travelers.
"Yes we are one of the first cities when you cross the border from the United States, but in North Dakota, they have a very different perspective on marijuana and on the legalization. There are really big differences between the culture in North Dakota that I have observed and what it is in Canada."
If cannabis tourism does manage to take off, it might bring both good and bad issues to contend with. Wall noted that the rules need to be clearly stated for everyone to know.
"I think there are certain things that need to happen. I think we need to clearly post signage as to now it is legal in Canada, it's differing from province to province. I have been in several states previous to Canada legalizing it, and there were such things in place. When you're in Colorado, they have clear signage of where you can and cannot smoke. They have information out in their hotels as to what the legalization means and what your rights are."
"Something else we need to consider going into tourism in this area is if I come in from another area, I'm staying at a hotel, I cannot smoke it in my hotel, I cannot transport a large amount of it, I cannot smoke it in public so where am I going to go to smoke it? I think this is going to be more of an issue when we start getting into perhaps edibles."
"When you start to really read the legislation, it does really limit where you can partake."