The LGCA licenses all cannabis distributors in Manitoba. A cannabis distributor also must have an agreement in place with Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries (MLLC).

This licence authorizes the holder when directed by MLLC, to acquire cannabis and sell it to MLLC, store it in Manitoba, and deliver it to retail cannabis.


Cannabis distributors must comply with the terms and conditions set by the LGCA.


All cannabis distributors must abide by the security requirements established by the LGCA.


If you are interested in becoming a cannabis distributor, you must be approved by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries before you can apply to the LGCA for a licence. Approval by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries does not guarantee a licence.

The LGCA will not review your application before receiving Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries approval, so please do not apply before that.

You must submit a non-refundable licence application fee of $500 with the forms.

You must be honest in your application. The LGCA conducts background investigations on all applications as part of the licensing process. Failing to disclose complete and relevant information in the application forms will result in a more detailed investigation, longer processing time, and the possible denial of a licence.

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