Only two cau­tions is­sued as Man­i­toba pot re­tail­ers are be­hav­ing since cannabis le­gal­ized

StarMetro Vancouver - - CANADA & WORLD - Steve Lam­bert

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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