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).
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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.