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The city’s executive committee will discuss what changes need to happen in order for the city to be ready for cannabis legalization. (Erik White/CBC ) Stephanie TaylorReporter, CBC Saskatchewan Stephanie Taylor is a reporter based in Saskatchewan. Before joining CBC News in Regina, she covered municipal politics in her hometown of Winnipeg and in Halifax. Reach her at stephanie.taylor@cbc.ca Cannabis legalization will cost the Regina Police Service more than a million dollars a year, according to a new report headed to city hall next week.  The report, to be discussed by council’s executive committee, recommends city staff start making necessary regulatory and bylaw changes to ensure the city is ready for legal cannabis, from drafting new zoning regulations to creating options for doling out business licences to pot shops. It also recommends city council OK the plan for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority to issue six licenses to private pot retailers ahead of the opt-out deadline at the end of the month. As well, it directs Mayor Michael Fougere to pen a letter to Premier Scott Moe, requesting one-third of the province’s cannabis revenue be given to the city.  The federal government has said it plans to legalize recreational marijuana by summer 2018. Legal cannabis will cost Regina police more than $1M a year, report says

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