Quebec government remains firm on decision to ban homegrown cannabis

Feb 10 2018, 2:53 am

The provincial government is standing firm on its decision to ban homegrown marijuana.

The federal government’s Bill C-45 cannabis legalization bill proposes that Canadians would be able to grow up to four marijuana plants in their homes for their own use.

However, Quebec has taken a strong stance against that proposal.

In September, Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois said the provincial government does not support the homegrown provision because it feels it would be too hard to monitor and control.

According to CBC, Charlebois and Jean-Marc Fournier, Minister responsible for Canadian Relations, reiterated that homegrown cannabis would not be an option in Quebec.

Charlebois said that it would be difficult to monitor and she worried that teens would have access to their parent’s supply.

Quebec’s proposed provincial marijuana legislation proposes fines for residents who do not abide by the homegrown ban.

The federal government promised to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018.

But officials in some provincial governments and law enforcement agencies are calling for a delay of the bill altogether, as they do not have enough time to deal with the changes associated with legalization by early this summer.

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