Only two cautions issued as Manitoba pot retailers are behaving since cannabis legalized
WINNIPEG—MANITOBA’S cannabis regulator says stores are following the rules of legalized recreational marijuana. The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority says no retailers have been fined and only two cautions have been issued since sales were legalized in October. One was for a broken lock on a storage unit, which was fixed. The other caution was given to a store that took delivery of cannabis before the shop’s retail licence was issued.
Authority CAO Liz Stephenson says there has been excellent co-operation from retailers. Inspectors are visiting each store on a regular basis to ensure compliance with rules governing storage, signage and more.
“Because it is a new product, and because we know that the licencees are getting used to new rules and regulations ... every store is inspected at least every two weeks,” Stephenson said.
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