Manitoba Dispensary Laws

Dispensary Laws and Regulations for Manitoba Retailers

While Canada’s provinces and territories prepare for cannabis’ impending federal legalization, Manitoba is well on its way to establishing a regulatory framework for the distribution and retail sale of marijuana. The provincial government has announced it will implement a hybrid model involving both public agencies and private operators. 

Wholesale cannabis will be acquired and distributed through the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation (MBLL). Private cannabis retailers will be licensed through the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba, which will be renamed the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority. Cannabis retail licensing procedures have not yet been finalized. 

Manitoba has set the minimum age for purchase and use of cannabis at 19. Cannabis may not be sold in stores where alcohol is available. 

Below are some answers to Manitoba dispensary laws questions regarding retail cannabis sales and the cannabis retail permitting process in Manitoba. This page will be updated frequently as more information is released, so be sure to check back often. Be sure to check out our Canada dispensary laws page for information about regulations in other states. 

CANNABIS RETAIL SALES

Remaining compliant with federal and provincial regulations will be critical. Learn the details of Manitoba’s cannabis retail law here.

What kind of retail locations are authorized?

Cannabis retail locations will be run by private operators who are licensed through the Liquor and Gaming Authority (to be renamed the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority). Distribution of wholesale cannabis will be government-run through Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.

Cannabis may not be sold in stores where alcohol is sold.

What are the purchase limits for retail customers?

Under Canada’s proposed Cannabis Act, public possession of more than 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent will be unlawful. However, individual provinces may restrict daily purchase limits.

This answer will be updated as more information becomes available.  

What is the minimum age of purchase for retail cannabis?

Manitoba has set the minimum age for cannabis purchase and consumption at 19.

CANNABIS TRACKING AND REPORTING

Cannabis tracking and reporting helps the government prevent diversion into the black market. Get the facts here

What is required of cannabis retailers with regard to tracking and reporting?

The proposed Cannabis Act authorizes the Minister to establish a national cannabis tracking system and to require licensed operators to report all cannabis activity.

Details on the required information and timeframe for reporting have not yet been determined.

This answer will be updated as more information becomes available.  

CANNABIS TRACKING AND REPORTING

What is required of cannabis retailers with regard to tracking and reporting?

The proposed Cannabis Act authorizes the Minister to establish a national cannabis tracking system and to require licensed operators to report all cannabis activity.

 

Details on the required information and timeframe for reporting have not yet been determined.

 

This answer will be updated as more information becomes available.  

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