The selection process for the second phase of Manitoba’s cannabis retail rollout will take place May 15th. This phase includes Flin Flon and six communities in southern Manitoba.
Last July the province released a Request for Pre-Qualification seeking potential retailers interested in a future opportunity to operate cannabis stores in the province and where they would be prepared to open a store and over 100 applicants pre-qualified. A random draw will be held on the 15th and the successful applicants can then proceed through the agreement and licensing process. A second ballot will also be drawn as a standby retailer in case the primary retailer is unable or unwilling to open a store in the community for which they were drawn. Successful retailers will be announced following the draw.