About the LGCA
“Things That Get You Canna-busted” is a Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) campaign.
The LGCA is a public agency that provides licensing and enforcement services related to the liquor, gaming, cannabis and horse racing industries. It also promotes responsible use of related products – in this case, cannabis – and always in a respectful, impartial, and balanced manner. (No judgement here!)
A TIMELINE OF CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN MANITOBA
Cannabis laws and regulations can change over time (especially here in Canada where they’re still pretty new).
If you want to stay up-to-date, the best way is to go to the source: official government sites or legal professionals specializing in Manitoba’s specific cannabis laws.
In the meantime, here is a timeline of how we got here:
Manitoba introduces the Cannabis Harm Prevention Act aimed at preventing driving while high.
Manitoba announces a hybrid model for distribution and retail of cannabis, with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries sourcing and distributing all cannabis sold in the province and all retail sales done through a limited number of private retailers. The Liquor, Gaming & Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) becomes the cannabis regulator.
Additional pre-qualified cannabis retailers are invited to invited to apply for licences to operate stores in some communities outside of Winnipeg.
Manitoba prepares for federal cannabis legalization by putting rules in place for the sale and use of non-medical cannabis in Manitoba that promote public safety.
The LGCA launches its first ‘Know My Cannabis Limits’ campaign.
Non-medical cannabis is officially made legal in Canada. Five stores open in Winnipeg and one in Dauphin on the first day.
Possession of more than 30 grams of non-medical cannabis in public becomes illegal in Manitoba.
Edibles, extracts and topicals become legal.