Quebec

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15
Oct

Canada: Trudeau says Quebec cannabis plan leaves opening for organized crime

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested Saturday morning the incoming Quebec government’s plan to raise the legal age for smoking cannabis to 21 could leave an opening for organized crime. Speaking to reporters on the last day of a trip to Armenia, Trudeau said increasing the legal age could undermine one of the federal law’s key aims — eliminating the black market.

“If we eliminate the segment of the population between 18 to 19 and 21 years, which is a population often in university, often in areas where they’ll try to consume, we’re keeping an important segment of potential consumers for the black market,” he told reporters in Yerevan.

Mon
15
Oct

Canada: Cannabis paraphernalia to take a modern twist after legalization, say experts

Francois Ricard’s run of poking fun at the prime minister about Canada’s impending legalization of recreational cannabis may soon come to an end in Quebec even if it thrives in the rest of the country. His Just-in Canada line of products depicting Justin Trudeau riding a giant joint or flying high above Parliament Hill will be outlawed on Oct. 17 according to a new provincial law that prevents retailers from selling any items that include the cannabis leaf. “At this point my only option in Quebec is to hide the joint or the leaf image and put ‘censored’ over it,” he said in an interview.

Thu
04
Oct

Canada: Quebec may have just voted in tighter restrictions on cannabis

After Monday night’s election, it was announced that François Legault of The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) would be Quebec’s new premier, writes Brandon Hicks.

By electing the right-wing CAQ into a majority government, Quebecers have voted to usher in a new era for the province, and consequently we can expect major policy changes within the next few years.

Thu
20
Sep

Quebec to crack down on black market with cannabis police force

A 54-person police squad will be working to squash any remnants of the black market in Quebec once cannabis becomes legal next month, writes Calvin Hughes.

Tue
18
Sep

Canada: Quebec retailers will not be allowed to sell anything decorated with a cannabis leaf

Cannabis will be legal in Quebec next month, but the image of the cannabis leaf will remain prohibited in the Canadian province, writes Calvin Hughes.

Earlier this week, the provincial government announced plans to make Canada's already restrictive cannabis packaging regulations even more so.

Tue
10
Jul

Canada: 'The results were almost immediate': Quebec shelter uses cannabis oil for sick animals

For about 3 months now, a Canadian animal shelter has been treating sick animals with cannabis oil to great effect. The Sainte-Béatrix, Quebec based animal shelter Nymous is currently nursing 36 animals back to health—most of them sustaining injuries after being hit by cars, writes Calvin Hughes.

Mon
18
Jun

Canada: The province of Quebec has finalized their cannabis laws

The government of Quebec has finalized their new cannabis legislation. With the new bill in place, Quebec residents can expect legal cannabis to be available by September, writes Calvin Hughes.

Thu
31
May

Canada: Manitoba and Quebec move to ban home cultivation

Canadian provinces can now ban home cultivation due to recent amendments to the incoming cannabis act. A move the Manitoba and Quebec have already decided to make, writes Calvin Hughes.

Fri
27
Apr

Canada: Quebec lawmaker explains provincial ban on home-grown cannabis

A Quebec lawmaker explains provincial ban on home-grown cannabis so that those in his province are fully aware of the law.

The Canadian province of Quebec has decided to ban growing marijuana plants at home. Yesterday, Minister Jean-Marc Fournier who lead this initiative, spoke with federal lawmakers in Ottowa. Fournier hopes that the Canadian Senate will add an amendment that officially gives provinces the right to ban personal cannabis cultivation. In the meantime, this Quebec lawmaker explains provincial ban on home-grown cannabis and his ask of the federal government.

Federal Marijuana Legislation Permits Home-Grown Cannabis

Tue
27
Mar

This Canadian city may get cannabis dispensaries near metro stations

Montreal is gearing up for cannabis dispensaries near metro stations. That’s one way to brighten up a boring commute!

Montreal—Canada’s student capital and music hub—is already one of the most 420 friendly cities in Canada.

And now, with national marijuana legalization set for late summer, Montreal is deep in preparation.

According to city officials, one of the factors most important when considering marijuana retail locations is accessibility. For this reason, this Canadian city may get cannabis dispensaries near metro stations.

Who will sell legal weed in Quebec?

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