Cannabis Retailers & Suppliers
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is responsible for the wholesale supply and distribution of retail cannabis products in Manitoba. Liquor & Lotteries will buy product from federally licensed producers and distribute it to licensed private retailers.
Call for Listing
From time to time, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries may request proposals from qualified suppliers (licensed producers), licensed by Health Canada for both cultivation and sale, to provide a legal source of cannabis and meet product requirements for the sale of recreational cannabis in Manitoba. Open calls for listing will posted below.
Thank you for your interest. There are no open calls for listing at this time.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries’ current status on obtaining cannabis for distribution?
Liquor & Lotteries released a call for listing on March 13, 2018 requesting proposals from qualified suppliers (licensed producers), licensed by Health Canada for both cultivation and sale, to provide a legal source of cannabis and meet product requirements for the sale of recreational cannabis in Manitoba.
Will Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries be sourcing Cannabis from local suppliers?
In order to ensure we meet the federal and provincial goals of ensuring the cannabis supply is sufficient and priced appropriately, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries has invited any suppliers licensed to sell cannabis in Canada, including local suppliers, to submit a proposal during an open call for listing.
Liquor & Lotteries is committed to:
- Securing a safe and adequate 18-24 month supply of cannabis bud and oil products for retail and online sales, in anticipation of the implementation of Bill C45, the Cannabis Act.
- Ensuring suppliers provide product in retail-ready packaging in quantities proportionate to purchasing behaviour and meet all labelling, packaging and handling requirements to inform the public about the product and keep it out of the hands of children.
- Working with licensed producers on a secure logistics plan to coordinate production and delivery cycles consistent with demand.
How do I become a licensed cannabis producer, or a licensed cannabis retailer in Manitoba?
Health Canada oversees the licensing of cannabis producers in Canada, while the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba oversees the licensing and regulation of cannabis retailers in Manitoba. Please contact these organizations directly for information.
If you have any questions, please send us a message and a member of our cannabis team will get back to you. Be sure to include the following with your questions:
- Business name
- Licence number
- Email address
- Phone number