Manitoba aims to expand pot sales

From October of 2018 marijuana is legal to grow, sell and to buy throughout Canada. 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.

Businesses across the country, from growers and retailers to the tech and tourism sectors, are preparing to reap a windfall from legal marijuana. Many new job positions are expected to open, in information area, business, medical and tourism, that last expected to expand greatly and bring more tourists to visit Canada.

As per the Manitoba government, nearly 100 organizations have pre-qualified for the expansion of retail cannabis sales. The province originally chose four companies to sell cannabis when recreational pot sales became legal last October. The companies have opened 19 stores, mostly in Winnipeg and Brandon.

The province plans to discuss potential new locations with municipalities. Any new outlets will have to get licenses from the provincial regulator, which has specific requirements for storage, security and worker training.

More than 20 of the new applicants are members of the Manitoba Hotel Association.

Also, new businesses open in Winnipeg, that never existed before Cannabis Legalization. Manitoba’s first physician-led medical marijuana clinic, CannaWay clinic, opens Wednesday, February 20th on Kenaston Boulevard and Grant Avenue. The clinic offers specialists and general-practitioners who develop patient treatment plans for symptoms or ailments.

The clinic doesn’t require a referral, as patients can email the clinic to book an appointment or by phoning the centre. Taylor Buckley of CannaWay says ordering medical cannabis directly from the clinic gives patients access to certain brands and products that may not be available in recreational stores.

So now you can just get in front of your computer, explore the variety of legal pot distributors and online stores and simply order marijuana in legal quantity and get it delivered straight to your door. Fellow Winnipeggers, let’s all be smart and responsible and enjoy it if you decide to participate, follow the new law and regulations and do not share cannabis with minors.

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