Quebec Could Have The Strictest Weed Laws In Canada Now That The CAQ Has Been Elected
Some really bad news for Quebec
As many of you know, the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) has officially been elected. If you've been following along, you know that this party has definitely made some interesting promises during their campaign.
TL;DR With the election results in from last night we have a new party ruling Quebec – the CAQ. They've made some "promises" that have ranged from reasonable to insane. Now, they want to implement some very strict laws regarding cannabis.
Some of these promises were reasonable, like extending the blue line of the metro, while others were just downright crazy, like kicking people out who don't speak French!
Unfortunately, that's not the end of the crazy promises and laws they would like to implement in Quebec. With the date of the legalization of marijuana fast approaching, the CAQ wants to put in effect some strict laws regarding the popular drug.
Of course the marijuana industry will be affected, but it's even worse news for the consumer. For instance, the CAQ wants to increase the minimum age of smoking and buying weed to 21 years old.
This would mean that Quebec would have the highest minimum age requirement in Canada. In other provinces, the legal age for consuming and purchasing cannabis is 19 years.
It doesn't end there though, the CAQ also wants to set some strict limits for how much weed you can have on you (15 grams instead of the original 30 grams) and even at home! Quebec would be the only province that would have a restriction for how much weed you're allowed to keep in your private stash (150 grams).
If you thought that was bad, it gets even worse! This political party really wants to crack down and ban the consumption of marijuana in ALL public places. So not just on sidewalks or near schools... EVERYWHERE!
There have already been about 40 cities throughout Quebec that have banned smoking marijuana in public places and there will probably be more in the upcoming weeks.
It's unclear though whether the CAQ will be allowing individual cities to make that decision or will be enforcing the law across the province. If they do leave it up to individual cities, it will definitely be confusing for Quebec residents.