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The provincial government announced the recipients of cannabis licenses in the second round of licensing since legalization Thursday morning.
Retailers in Altona, Flin Flon, Lac du Bonnet, Niverville, Municipality of Russell-Bincarth, Swan River and Virden were chosen to receive licenses via randomized draw. The communities chosen for the expansion of the province’s legal cannabis market had been previously announced in March.
The announcement marks the first time cannabis will be available outside cities and certain First Nations communities in Manitoba. The province has previously stated that the goal is to have legal cannabis available within a 30-minute drive to 90 per cent of Manitobans.
Businesses have 10 days to confirm their interest in opening a cannabis store, at which point a standby retailer will be offered a license instead.
» The Brandon Sun