With the framework now in place to regulate cannabis when it becomes legal later this year, the City of Estevan is still unsure of how exactly things will turn out.

"I guess it's hard to tell, at this point in time, what the response will be. It should be interesting, and I know our police will be very busy monitoring and making sure that all of the regulations are adhered too," said Mayor Roy Ludwig.

Estevan will receive a license for one marijuana dispensary, at least to start, and the Mayor expects to see quite a few hands raised to take the spot.

"You'll have people applying from all over the place. As long as they're of good character to be able to run the business, then they can apply. After they (SLGA) check out their character and back ground, it'll end up being like a lotto system. Basically pulling a name out of a hat, so we'll see how that goes."

Among the guidelines put forth by the provincial authorities was the prohibition of consumption in public places, for example, a daycare.

"I think that's a good thing. I think what the province was trying to do is align it as closely as possible to the liquor legislation. You can't drink in public spaces, so of course you can't smoke cannabis in public spaces. You can't smoke it in the vehicle, just like you can't have open liquor in the car."

Other items in the provincial regulatory framework include a minimum age of 19 and zero tolerance in a driver's system.

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