Manitoba cracks down on illicit cannabis

From October of 2018 marijuana is legal to grow, sell and to buy throughout Canada. It doesn’t matter if you are using it or not, cannabis is coming, it is already here and as of today, it is sold in your local stores and online. According to the recent polls, 38 percent of Canadians use pot solely for recreation, while 12 percent say their pot consumption is only for medical reasons.

The Manitoba government is taking steps to combat the illicit cannabis market with proposed amendments to The Liquor, Gaming, and Cannabis Control Act in order to give more officials the power to crack down.

The proposed amendment would give power to inspectors to stop those in possession of illicit cannabis, and offer police the ability to give a ticket for possession over 30 grams instead of laying a criminal charge, which the province said requires a more complex process.

The fine for these offenses would be determined through regulation. Other proposed changes would make it an offense to be in possession of cannabis that isn’t packaged, stamped and labeled in accordance with federal legislation.

Last month a cannabis company from Winnipeg, Bonify has the sales license suspended by Health Canada. The federal agency barred Bonify Medical Cannabis from selling cannabis on Monday, February 4th due to safety and public health concerns.

Health Canada expanded its initial recall of Bonify cannabis products, to include 14 additional lots.

For a complete list of recalled cannabis products, please visit the link:

https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/68626r-eng.php

It is completely up to every adult now to decide if they would like to legally buy and use marijuana, even share with adult friends. Fellow Winnipeggers let’s all be smart and responsible and make the best out of the cannabis legalization.

Our Go204 team decided to visit one of the legal stores and see for ourselves the new kind of stores in Canada. Delta 9 Cannabis is still seeing lines of customers outside the doors two months after legalization.

Please check out the article about our first cannabis store visit, follow the link below.

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