A handful of provincial government ministers say the province is "as ready as it's going to be" for when marijuana becomes legal next Wednesday.
Provincial Health Minister Cameron Friesen said they warned the federal government that they were rushing things, but nevertheless, we have to get ready.
The province noted that when it comes to pot-screening devices, the federal government took too long to provide clarity, and funding. In August, the Drager DrugTest 5000 was approved as a pot-screening device for police officers. However; the manufacturer only has 500 available, and Manitoba could only secure 21 of them by the end of the 2018-19 fiscal year. Provinicial Justice Minister Cliff Cullen says despite this, Manitoba's police forces are prepared.
In anticipation of legal marijuana; the provincial government has implemented a new impairment policy that states government employees must not smell of alcohol or cannabis while on the job.