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Manitoba gives private sector a retail role in recreational marijuana

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By Matt Lamers

Manitoba became the first province in Canada to carve out a space for the private sector to participate in recreational marijuana sales, unveiling a “hybrid” model that gives entrepreneurs and the public sector a role.

The ruling Progressive Conservative party resisted pressure from public-sector unions to hand marijuana sales exclusively to civil servants.

The Manitoba government will soon issue a request for proposals from applicants seeking to operate privately owned retail locations once adult-use sales begin next year.

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 22, with initial locations to open July 2. (The federal government plans to legalize adult-use

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