Monday, July 20, 2015

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Monday, July 20, 2015



Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations
In 2014, Health Canada introduced Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). The intent was to address public health and safety concerns, intended to protect public health and safety when it comes to accessing marihuana for medical purposes. Only licensed producer approved by Health Canada can produce medical marihuana.
Without this authorization, any person or business selling marihuana is conducting an illegal business.
The Winnipeg Police Service will investigate dispensaries.
Here are some points to consider:

  • Health Canada licensed producers are highly regulated, they must meet stringent controls to ensure public safety.


  • Only Health Canada authorized licensed producers can provide medical marihuana and only to individuals with a valid medical document.


  • Any business or person (not licensed by Health Canada) who sells marihuana is may not be marketing a quality product. So the quality and contents of the marihuana is unknown, posing a significant risk to the consumer.


  • Dispensing by a Health Canada licensed producer is only done by a delivery service and is never dispensed through a store or personally.  Marihuana sold any other way is illegal.


  • Winnipeg Police will respond appropriately using the authority provided to them by the CDSA and Criminal code of Canada to stop any dispensing of marihuana that is not authorized by Health Canada for health and safety of the public. 

For more information about licensing and compliance regarding Medical Use of Marihuana, please refer to Health Canada:


For further information contact either:
    Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
    Constable Eric Hofley, Public Information Officer

    Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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