Quebec government unveils details of marijuana bill

Nov 17 2017, 1:38 am

The Quebec government tabled its legislation on marijuana consumption and distribution this morning and revealed more information about the law.

Bill 157 confirms that legal age of marijuana possession in the province will be 18. The legislation also highlights several other guidelines and rules including:

  • Cannabis cannot be grown at home for personal use
  • The government has strict authority over the sale and distribution of marijuana. Only he Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQC) is permitted to purchase cannabis from producers and sell it certified outlets
  • Customers will only be allowed to access marijuana inside the SQC locations with the assistance of an employee
  • No one under 18 will be allowed in SQC outlets
  • There is a zero tolerance for driving while under the influence of marijuana
  • Marijuana must be smoked in the same places as tobacco. There will be restrictions on where individuals can and cannot smoke

According to reports from CBC, the SQC will develop 20 physical outlets where marijuana can be sold.

More details on the province’s plan will be revealed today by Health Minister Lucie Charlebois.

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