In late 2017, the Province of Manitoba announced that the mandate of the LGA will expand. Bill 11: The Safe and Responsible Retailing of Cannabis Act, which amends The Liquor and Gaming Control Act and The Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation Act to authorize and regulate the retail sale of cannabis in Manitoba was tabled on December 5th. This Bill sets the framework for Manitoba’s retail model by legislating that the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba will be renamed the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba and will be responsible for licensing cannabis stores and cannabis distributors.
Click here to read: Bill 11: The Safe and Responsible Retailing of Cannabis
The Province of Manitoba conducted a request for proposals (RFP) for retail cannabis stores. Successful applicants will be required to apply to the LGA for licensing. The LGA is not involved in the RFP or the related selection of applicants. A news release from the Province of Manitoba states they anticipate notifying successful applicants by February 2018 (click here to read the news release).
The regulatory framework and the licensing regime is in development. The LGA will be able to provide information once the details of licensing, compliance and social responsibility are confirmed. Please watch here for more details.