The Saskatchewan Marijuana Party
was officially registered as a political party in Saskatchewan
, on June 7, 2006.
Since that time, the party has arranged numerous events and raised awareness of cannabis issues in the province of Saskatchewan.
On January 13, 2007, the Saskatchewan Marijuana Party hosted its first and founding convention. The Saskatchewan Marijuana Party Founding Constitution was adopted, the leadership and executive council voted on and ratified by the membership, and a handful of policy resolutions were adopted.
A highlight of the convention was the leadership race with Ken Sailor
challenging Nathan Holowaty
, but Nathan was able to beat the opposition and received a confident majority of the members.
The Saskatchewan Marijuana Party ran its first candidate for election during a by-election for the vacant constituency of Martensville
on March 5, 2007. Party leader Nathan Holowaty received 38 votes, finishing 6th out of 7 candidates.
The SKMP ran in its first campaign on November 7, 2007
. They fielded five candidates who collected 509 votes (0.12%) running just behind the Western Independence Party who ran 8 candidates. In the riding where the SKMP fielded candidates all received around 1.0%.