The first legal recreational cannabis dispensary in the Canadian city of Saskatoon opened on Tuesday afternoon with a strict cap on purchases by customers. Saskatoon is the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan.
In a Facebook post prior to the store opening, The Pot Shack notified potential customers of the temporary purchase limit.
“One item per customer,” the post reads.
Geoff Conn, co-owner of The Pot Shack, told the CBC that the store was not instituting a limit on the number of grams a customer could buy.
“Size don’t matter,” Conn said.
There is no legal limit on cannabis purchases in Saskatchewan, but it is illegal to carry more than 30 grams of dry marijuana in public.
Shortage of Legal Pot
Conn characterized the first day of business as a soft opening and added that the limit on purchases was implemented in an attempt to avoid supply shortages.
“If we didn’t do that, we would close tomorrow. And that is not an option,” he said.
Saskatchewan already has five legal dispensaries which have opened since October 17, the day the recreational use and sale of cannabis became legal in Canada. But at least two of those shops, Cannabis Co. YQR in Regina and