The federal government has made it clear that they intend to legalize cannabis in the near future.
This is a significant change in public policy - one that most provinces are not prepared for.
As we await further clarity from the federal government, our PC government has taken a proactive approach to prepare for this, by issuing an expression of interest (EOI) to determine options and possible participants in the new cannabis industry.
This EOI will help us determine marketplace interest and capability to provide services for the production, distribution, and retail of cannabis.
It will also help us gather the information necessary to help protect the health and safety of all Manitobans.