Winnipeg's first medical marijuana dispensary plans to open its doors on Main Street on July 1.
The largest hempseed processing plant in the world is under construction south of Winnipeg.
Winnipeg's first cannabis lounge touts itself as a safe place to light up and connect with other medical marijuana users for support.
New rules on medical marijuana will make it too expensive and too hard to purchase, Manitoba patients fear. Health Canada, meanwhile, says the rule changes will make purchasing medical marijuana safer and more efficient.
A man who was apprehended by RCMP for possessing 1,100 grams of marijuana — despite possessing a Health Canada licence authorizing possession for personal medical purposes — is under investigation, a police spokesman said.
The offices of two Manitoba Members of Parliament were targeted by protestors on Thursday, Feb. 21. They are upset about proposed changes to the way Canadians access medical marijuana. They say it could make it more expensive to obtain the drug legally and could force them to turn to the black market for their medicine.