Home-grown dope? Province says nope: Manitoba unveils new …

Manitobans will be prohibited from growing marijuana for recreational purposes at home after cannabis is legalized in 2018, should the provincial government’s new Safe and Responsible Retailing of Cannabis Act become law.

The bill was introduced by Justice Minister Heather Stefanson in the provincial legislative assembly Tuesday.

Justice Minister Heather Stefan in question period in the Manitoba Legislature Tuesday regarding retailing of cannabis act. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg free Press)/p

Justice Minister Heather Stefan in question period in the Manitoba Legislature Tuesday regarding retailing of cannabis act. (Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg free Press)

Although the federal Cannabis Act will allow Canadian adults to grow up to four cannabis plants at their home, Stefanson said her government was banning the practice, primarily for two reasons.

“This approach is consistent with our commitment to protect youth, and also responds directly to concerns that homegrown cannabis may be diverted to the black

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