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The owner of a Saskatoon shop specializing in glass pipes and bongs says legalization will likely bring pot smokers out of the shadows.

Shop owner says legal weed will bring users out of the shadows

By Chris Carr March 29, 2017 - 7:32am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 8:00am

Many in Saskatoon could not be happier that recreational marijuana is set to be legal.

But the co-owner of a local head shop says he expects most people will be keeping...

The Saskatchewan Construction Association has concerns about workplace safety with the impending legalization of marijuana.

How high? Sask. industry calls for marijuana testing standards

By Lauren Golosky February 28, 2017 - 3:45pm Updated: February 28, 2017 - 3:51pm

As the federal government prepares to legalize marijuana sometime this year, many people including those in the construction industry, wonder how people will be able to test...

A federal panel is recommending that legal marijuana should be available to Canadians over 18 years of age.

Saskatoon police chief reacts to panel recommendations on legal pot

By 650 CKOM December 14, 2016 - 7:58am Updated: December 14, 2016 - 8:00am

Imagine someone is pulled over by police. A breathalyzer test comes back showing the driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .07, just under the legal limit of .08.   Now,...

Pot-impaired driving could be a challenge for law enforcement, says CAA spokeswoman Christine Niemczyk.

CAA Study: Canadians worried marijuana legalization will make roads more dangerous

By 650 CKOM November 15, 2016 - 5:45pm Updated: November 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

According to the findings of a CAA study released Monday, two-thirds of Canadians are concerned that roads will become more dangerous when marijuana is legalized.   Christine...

Evidence of marijuana grow-op, guns seized in Eyebrow, Sask.

By 980 CJME November 3, 2016 - 2:57pm Updated: November 3, 2016 - 2:57pm

RCMP have seized guns and evidence of a marijuana grow operation in a small community in southern Saskatchewan.

As part of an ongoing investigation, officers executed a...

Weed and weapons seized in northern Sask. drug bust

By 980 CJME September 17, 2016 - 6:33pm Updated: September 17, 2016 - 6:59pm

Police teams from across the province were involved in a drug bust north of North Battleford. 

According to the RCMP, a search warrant was executed in the R.M. of...


Calgary man charged after drugs found inside vehicle near Grenfell, Sask.

By 980 CJME September 8, 2016 - 8:36pm Updated: September 8, 2016 - 8:36pm

A whole bunch of drugs were found inside a vehicle after it was stopped on Highway 1 by Grenfell Wednesday afternoon.

RCMP said around 5 p.m, an eastbound car was...

Regina police also expect fewer possession charges as marijuana legislation nears

By Kevin Martel April 27, 2016 - 12:30pm Updated: April 27, 2016 - 12:30pm

Following the words of Canada's head of police chiefs, officers in Regina believe possession charges for small amounts of marijuana could drop as federal legislation to make...

Crowd lights up for 4/20 in Victoria Park in Regina.

Crowd lights up for legalization at 4/20 in Regina's Victoria Park

By Adriana Christianson April 20, 2016 - 7:28pm Updated: April 21, 2016 - 7:52am

The mood was high and the police presence was very chill for the crowd of people who gathered to celebrate 4/20 on Wednesday in Victoria Park.

Carla McEwan has been...

Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill expects Canadian police officers to issue fewer minor pot posession charges ahead of Ottawa's plan to legalize/regulate drug.

Pot possession charges likely to decrease over next year: Saskatoon police chief

By Lasia Kretzel April 20, 2016 - 6:23pm Updated: April 21, 2016 - 8:23am

Canada's top police chief expects officers will issue fewer pot possession charges as the federal government's plans to legalize and regulate marijuana draw closer to reality...

Premier Brad Wall.

Premier Brad Wall ready to work with new Manitoba counterpart

By Sarah Mills April 20, 2016 - 5:05pm Updated: April 20, 2016 - 5:05pm

Premier Brad Wall is back to work with a number of issues on his agenda.

On Wednesday afternoon he spent time speaking with his new Manitoba counterpart, Brian Pallister...

Pot talk: U of S symposium explores legalization of marijuana in wake of court decision

By Lasia Kretzel February 28, 2016 - 1:26pm Updated: February 29, 2016 - 8:51am

The head of a Saskatoon-based medical marijuana supplier says legalization of pot won't have a large impact on scientific and medical research.

Speaking at a University...