Canopy Growth Corporation has announced that it has completed a supply agreement with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation, which will see them supplying the province with 6.5 tons of cannabis products over the next twelve months.
Canopy Growth is the first producer in line to start making huge moves in the upcoming recreational cannabis market in Canada and their latest deal with Manitoba will enable them to supply the MLLC with 6,500 kilograms of cannabis products in the next year.
“Signing a supply agreement with Canopy Growth ensures that Manitoba residents will have access to a reliable supply of the most exciting brands and cannabis products available,” said Mark Zekulin of Canopy Growth. “As we move closer to a legal adult use cannabis market, supply agreements like this directly support Canopy Growth’s strategy for capturing and increasing market share.”
As a reminder, Manitoba opted for a framework where their Liquor and Lotteries Corporation will administer central order processing and manage distribution to licensed retailers, who will sell the product through their own brick and mortar stores.
The fact that all cannabis for the recreational market has to be sourced through MLLC is why every LP would like to strike a deal with Manitoba, and they are doing so in increasing numbers.
Besides Canopy Growth, Manitoba has also signed supply deals with MariCann for a minimum of 550 kilograms, and Tilray’s High Park Company (volume undisclosed). Would 3 LP’s and their affiliated brands be enough to meet the demands of 1,2 million Manitobans?
When it comes to Canada’s best licensed producers, Canopy seems to be ahead simply because they’ve signed supply deals with 5 provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Yukon and Manitoba.
This totals to over 31 tons annually, and all that while still serving their existing medical user base.