Quebec Cannabis Rules Won’t Necessarily Be Identical to Ontario’s

The governments of Quebec and Ontario have met up last Friday to discuss 2 major topics, first one being the legalization of recreational cannabis, and the second topic were rules and regulations regarding greenhouse gases.

Ministers of both Ontario and Quebec have said that the main goal of this meeting will be discussing rules regarding marijuana and how it is sold and distributed across their provinces and Canada in general.

Ontario has announced its plan for regulation, distribution, and sales of recreational marijuana on the 8th of September, while Quebec hasn’t made any announcements yet.

Ontario’s plan will rely on 150 government regulated storefronts and one website which will be open to the public, as well as a minimum of 19 years of age for those that plan on purchasing cannabis in Ontario.

Quebec government has said that they would actually prefer the private industry sell cannabis, but “with controlled pricing, marketing, and advertising” as per their cabinet.

Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois said that he plans to table legislation in the upcoming weeks. Given that Ontario has been getting a huge amount of public backlash regarding the system for regulation of recreational cannabis they announced earlier in the month, it is very likely that Quebec will take a somewhat lighter and more private-business friendly approach.

Given that Ontario has been getting a huge amount of public backlash regarding the system for regulation of recreational cannabis they announced earlier in the month, it is very likely that Quebec will take a somewhat lighter and more private-business friendly approach.

Vancouver also has a very “user-friendly” system, given that cannabis-business owners can run their stores without too much hustle or worries, as long as they are paying the licensing fee.

We are left to see what set of rules and regulations Quebec will decide for until further notice.

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