It's hard to tell whether conditions for probation orders will change at all come October 17 when marijuana is legal in Canada.

When asked whether marijuana will continue to be included with alcohol and other illegal drugs as things someone on probation has to obstain from using, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice reiterated that the sentence an accused receives is "always a decision of the court and that includes any conditions that may be included in a probation order."

Via email, the ministry added (via email) that "if the use of marijuana is [a] factor in a case that is before the court, in the appropriate case, the Crown may consider asking the Court to impose a condition prohibiting an accused from using it."

Once cannabis is legal, it'll still be the judge's decision whether or not to set conditions in a probation order prohibiting someone from using the drug.

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