Cannabis in Manitoba

Retail cannabis in Manitoba.

Manitoba has a hybrid public/private model for non-medical legal cannabis.

Licensed private retailers, selected through competitive request for proposal bidding processes, will operate all cannabis retail locations in Manitoba, selling cannabis supplied by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries (MBLL). The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) will regulate Manitoba’s cannabis industry. This will include licensing cannabis retail stores and distributors, while ensuring licensees comply with all regulatory requirements through regular inspections and audits.

Other important retail cannabis considerations include:

  • Cannabis and alcohol will not be sold alongside each other in Manitoba.
  • Retail locations will be located across Manitoba, including First Nations communities.
  • The Manitoba government has set a goal that within two years, 90 per cent of Manitobans should be able to access legal cannabis within a 30-minute drive or less.
  • Edible cannabis products are not legal for sale in Canada. Manitoba’s licensed private cannabis retailers cannot sell these products until the federal government passes a law permitting their sale.

There are a limited number of licensed non-medical cannabis retailers in Manitoba. Be sure to buy your product from an authorized seller of legally produced and tested cannabis.

The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba maintains a list of licensed stores and their locations in Manitoba.

For more information on becoming a cannabis retailer in Manitoba, please see Manitoba’s Retail Cannabis Framework.