Navigating Manitoba’s Weed Laws in 2020

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Unlike the other provinces in Canada, Manitoba does not allow adults to grow their own weed. But you are able to purchase it in person or online, and the delivery options are pretty convenient.

Manitoba Possession, Purchasing, and Consumption Rules

If you are 19 years old or older, you can purchase and possess up to 30 grams of cannabis from a licensed retail store in Manitoba. There’s no limit on how much cannabis you can have at home, but you can’t grow your own pot and public consumption is prohibited.

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Purchasing cannabis in store: You can purchase cannabis products including flower, edibles, vapes, concentrates, oils, and topicals from a licensed retail store at one of these locations.

Purchasing cannabis online: You can purchase cannabis online through a licensed cannabis retail store’s delivery service. Depending on the dispensary, same-day delivery and curbside pickup are available. Delivery is only available to Manitoba addresses.

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Consumption laws: The only legal place to consume cannabis is in the privacy of your own home—as long as your landlord or property owner is okay with it. Driving while high is illegal.

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Manitoba Licensing Rules for Retailers

To become a private cannabis retailer in Manitoba, you must submit an application to the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries to receive an agreement. Once you receive that agreement, you can begin the license application process with the Liquor, Gaming, and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba. The application fee is a nonrefundable $500 and the yearly license fee is $1000.

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Retailers must purchase wholesale cannabis from the LGCA. Cannabis retailers are prohibited from selling alcohol, live plants, or cannabis seeds. Storefronts must have security systems and video surveillance.

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