May 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Updated: May 16, 2019 12:17 pm

Second round of rural Manitoba cannabis stores selected by random draw

A pot plant is shown.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
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Several new pot stores will spring up in rural Manitoba after the second round of selections by the Province.

Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade did a random draw of stores that had expressed interest in being a cannabis store in their community in 2018.

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Those new stores include:

  • Altona:
    – Selected retailer:  Westleaf Inc.
    – Standby retailer:  10022915 Manitoba
  • Flin Flon:
    – Selected retailer:  10552763 Canada Corporation (Garden Variety)
    – Standby retailer:  Auxly Cannabis Group Inc.
  • Lac du Bonnet:
    – Selected retailer:  The Viscount Gort Motor Hotel Ltd.
    – Standby retailer:  Matzelle Holdings Ltd.
  • Niverville:
    – Selected retailer:  Canna Cabana Inc.
    – Standby retailer:  Red River Cooperative Ltd.
  • Municipality of Russell-Binscarth:
    – Selected retailer:  2296476 Ontario Inc. (The Corktown Cannabis Company)
    – Standby retailer:  5403651 Manitoba Ltd. (Yale Hotel)
  • Swan River:
    – Selected retailer:  Fire & Flower Inc.
    – Standby retailer:  Westcoast Sunset Holdings Corporation
  • Virden:
    – Selected retailer:  3381102 Manitoba Ltd. (Northern Hotel)
    – Standby retailer:  10022915 Manitoba.

Those selected have 10 days to tell the Province if they’re still interested in being a pot store for their community, otherwise the standby store will be chosen.

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