The provincial government is not happy with a Saskatchewan First Nation for opening an unlicenced cannabis store.
The Muscowpeteng (muss-coe-pee-ting) First Nation opened a store this week after the band’s council passed its own cannabis act.
Justice minister Don Morgan says liquor stores can’t be opened on reserve without a licence, and the same holds true for cannabis stores.
He says independently opening up a dispensary is not the way to go.
“The wrong way to work through is just by starting out by breaking the law and saying ‘now let’s sit down and talk,’” Morgan said. “The better way would be to sit down and say these are things we’d like to do and we would say ‘of course, glad to have the discussion with you.’”
Morgan adds he is hoping the matter can be resolved without it going to the courts, but he admits he is skeptical on that.