Quebec's legal cannabis age requirement increases as of this week

Dec 31 2019, 2:33 pm

The Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) government has adopted a new law on cannabis consumption that raises the legal age from 18 to 21.

The new Quebec cannabis age will rise to 21 as of this Wednesday (January 1, 2020).

The new age requirement makes Quebec the strictest province in the country. Elsewhere in Canada, cannabis is permitted at age 19, except in Alberta, where the legal age is 18.


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The new law will also ban the sale of cannabis snacks including candies, desserts, gummies, and chocolate, even if the sale of edibles becomes legal in the rest of Canada.

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