The Quebec government will not allow residents to grow their own marijuana, even if the federal government approves individual production.
According to reports from La Presse, Public Health Lucie Charlebois made the announcement yesterday at a closed session of the meeting of the Council of Ministers.
The provincial government is against the home grown provision because it feels it would be too hard to monitor and control.
However, the Couillard government will allow for the online purchase of marijuana. The legal age to consume and purchase the drug would be set at 18-years-old.
Quebec’s public consultations regarding marijuana distribution concluded yesterday.
These consultations provided an opportunity for more than 12,000 citizens and more than 120 organizations to express their views and concerns about the issue of cannabis regulation in Quebec.
“The consultation process around cannabis management was essential in order to equip the government with important decisions,” said Charlebois in a statement.
“I am very pleased with the progress of these consultations, and I assure you that all the information gathered during this process is very valuable for the drafting of the bill governing cannabis in Quebec, which will be tabled this fall. ”
In April 2017, the federal government introduced the Cannabis Act. The Act will legalize and regulate marijuana across the country by July 2018. However, the plan is calling on provinces and territories to create a framework in order to regulate distribution, sale, and consumption of cannabis.