National Access Cannabis Corp. Provides Update on Manitoba Retail Network

National Access Cannabis Corp. ("NAC" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: META) today announced that the government of Manitoba has awarded the Company permission to operate ten privately owned retail cannabis stores, as well as an e-commerce platform, in the Province.

The initial ten recreational cannabis retail stores are planned to operate under NAC's retail brand Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ ("META") and are expected to be located throughout the Province, including a planned four in Winnipeg, one in Brandon and five in smaller Manitoba municipalities. These premium stores will be built around a model of customer education, immersive retail environments, technology and quality cannabis and cannabis-related product offerings, with a balanced range of pricing and product lines.


Delta 9 Announces Four Cannabis Retail Locations in Manitoba for 2018

Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: NINE) ("Delta 9" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the planned locations for its first cannabis retail stores. Delta 9 intends to open two stores in Winnipeg, one in Brandon and one in Thompson before the end of the year. At least one of the Winnipeg stores is expected to be open on October 17, 2018, which is the date that has been announced as the first day for legal retail sales of cannabis. The Company's online sales portal will also be operating on that date.


Don't let pets get into marijuana stash, says MVMA

Members of the province’s veterinary community say it may not be the high life for some dogs when marijuana becomes legalized in Canada.

According to a news release from the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association, there are concerns because pot can potentially be toxic to companion animals, especially dogs, who are far more sensitive to the effects of THC — which is found in hemp and marijuana plants — than people, and that can make recreational marijuana use dangerous to a canine companion.


MLA worries Feds still rushing cannabis legislation

The House of Commons continues to comb through about four dozen different ammendments after the Senate passed recreational marijuana legislation.

Bill C-45 was passed by the Senate last week with 50 votes in favour, 30 against and one abstention. It's a first for a G20 country to make cannabis completely legal on the federal level, and will end the 94 year prohibition of cannabis in Canada.

Canada's public health board will be regulating the packaging laws and who would able to smoke and purchase the drug; the minimum age being 19 or older across the country.

After the House of Commons is done with their process the bill will be passed back to the Senate where they will go through the same proccess.


Manitoba government won't budge on homegrown bud ban after feds reject Senate recommendation

Senate recommended allowing provinces to decide whether to allow cannabis growing at home.

The Manitoba government is holding firm on its refusal to allow people to grow their own marijuana when it becomes legal, despite the federal government saying homegrowing should be allowed.

The province maintains that regulations for growing cannabis at home fall within its jurisdiction.


Why Quebec doesn't want its residents getting high on their own supply

Trudeau government takes on provinces over right to ban home cultivation of marijuana.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is disrespecting "the spirit of federalism" by refusing to affirm the provinces' right to ban people from growing their own pot, says Quebec's Canada relations minister. 

The federal government on Wednesday rejected several Senate changes to its cannabis legalization bill, setting the stage for a possible showdown between the Senate and the House of Commons.

Quebec, Manitoba and Nunavut all want to forbid residents from growing recreational marijuana at home once cannabis is legalized federally.


Cannabis inspired beer in Manitoba

Two Manitoba companies have joined forces to create a new cannabis beer CNW-Delta 9 Cannabis Inc.

With the prospect of recreational use of marijuana becoming legal, companies are eagerly seeking new opportunities in a basically brand new market, and one potentially worth billions of dollars

Now two companies in the western prairie province of Manitoba have teamed up to create something unique.

A craft brewer and a medical-marijuana grower have been working together to create a hemp lager which has just been released into the Manitoba market.


Senate amendments test Trudeau's position on homegrown cannabis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau believes Canadians should be allowed to grow their own cannabis, but he must now decide whether he wants to enter into a fight with the Senate to make it happen across the country.

Bill C-45, which was adopted by the Senate with 46 amendments on Thursday, allows adult Canadians to grow up to four plants of cannabis in their homes to meet their personal needs.

However, Manitoba and Quebec have decided to prohibit home cultivation as part of their respective plans to legislate the use of cannabis on their territories. With that in mind, the Senate has adopted an amendment that clearly lays out the right of provinces to prohibit home cultivation.


Checking cookies for cannabis could be challenging: Manitoba premier

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he will consider closing a loophole that allows people to eat marijuana-infused brownies and other homemade edibles in public places when cannabis is federally legalized this year.

But he says enforcing a ban — such as one many other provinces are already planning — could be difficult.

"We talked with the RCMP and other policing authorities and there were concerns about how enforceable is it to have someone in a playground on the weekend, eating a cookie, and do you check to see if it's got cannabis or do you not? And how much does this cost, and all those questions," Pallister said Thursday. 

"This is a moving target in some respects. We're going to try to get the rules as best we can to protect people."


Workplaces and weed: what to do next

No one would accuse the Pallister government of being soft on drugs. It has repeatedly lobbied its federal counterpart to push back the deadline for the upcoming legalization of marijuana. It has also found reasons to reject recommendations to establish safe-consumption sites in Winnipeg for the city’s growing number of people addicted to harder drugs, including opiates.

But like it or not — and, philosophically, the Pallister government clearly does not — cannabis will soon be legal, likely by the end of this summer or early autumn.


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