Manitobans will find out a bit more about the province’s plan for the distribution and sale of marijuana on Tuesday. Marijuana will be legalized on July 1, 2018 and for the past few months the province has been hearing from various industry members on how it could possibly work.
Premier Brian Pallister, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson and Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minster Blaine Pedersen are expected to speak about the next steps towards legalization Tuesday afternoon. They will be speaking at 12:45 p.m. and that update will be live streamed on this page.
The news conference will focus on the province’s retail and distribution plan.
The province told Global News in October that nearly 60 Manitobans have put together production and distribution proposals in anticipation of legalization.
Ontario released its pot plan in September with a goal of selling marijuana in as many as 150 stores controlled by that province’s liquor control board.
While it’s not clear what Manitoba plans to do the premier hinted Monday he was strongly in favour of private-sector involvement.
© 2017 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.
Latest posts by Global News Feed (see all)
- With 1 month to legalization, B.C. warns pot shop crackdown coming - September 16, 2018
- Nova Scotia RCMP charge man after cannabis plants seized from home – Halifax - September 16, 2018
- Coming to Halifax council: Cannabis public hearing and Events East business plan – Halifax - September 16, 2018