Homegrown cannabis now legal in Manitoba after royal assent

Published on June 6, 2024 by Pat Bulmer

Homegrown cannabis plants Photo: Adobe stock/the oz.

Manitoba’s home-growing law has received royal assent.

In April, the government introduced amendments to the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act to allow Manitobans 19 and over to grow up to four cannabis plants at home.

Home growing had been banned by the previous Progressive Conservative government.

“Manitoba will now align with federal legislation on cannabis by allowing people to grow up to four plants per residence,” Justice Minister Matt Wiebe said at the time.

Jesse Lavoie, founder of TobaGrown, had been challenging the old rules in court.

On Tuesday, the Manitoba government posted a list of laws passed during the spring legislature that had received royal assent and were now in effect. They included Bill 34 – the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Amendment Act.