Manitoba’s second round of cannabis retailers has been selected. The lucky winners of the draw have 10 days to confirm their interest in opening a store in the community they were drawn for.
In July 2018, potential retailers were pre-qualified by the province after they expressed an interest in a future opportunity to operate cannabis retail stores in Manitoba. The RFPQ asked respondents to indicate the communities where they would be prepared to open a store.
During the cannabis retail opportunities draw, each pre-qualified retailer received one ballot per community of interest. One ballot was drawn for each identified community, as well as a second standby ballot in case the first selected retailer chooses not to open a store.
The following retailers have been selected:
Selected retailer: Westleaf Inc.
Standby retailer: 10022915 Manitoba
• Flin Flon:
Selected retailer: 10552763 Canada Corporation (Garden Variety)
Standby retailer: Auxly Cannabis Group Inc.
• Lac du Bonnet:
Selected retailer: The Viscount Gort Motor Hotel Ltd.
Standby retailer: Matzelle Holdings Ltd.
Selected retailer: Canna Cabana Inc.
Standby retailer: Red River Cooperative Ltd.
• Municipality of Russell-Binscarth:
Selected retailer: 2296476 Ontario Inc. (The Corktown Cannabis Company)
Standby retailer: 5403651 Manitoba Ltd. (Yale Hotel)
• Swan River:
Selected retailer: Fire & Flower Inc.
Standby retailer: Westcoast Sunset Holdings Corporation
Selected retailer: 3381102 Manitoba Ltd. (Northern Hotel)
Standby retailer: 10022915 Manitoba.
Once confirmed, retailers will enter into written agreements with the province and can then begin the process to open their stores including securing the necessary permits from the communities in which they will operate and receiving a licence from the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority.
For more information on cannabis in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/cannabis/.