QUE­BEC WANTS YOUR OPIN­ION ON MAR­I­JUANA

Montreal Times - - Front Page - By Bon­nie Wurst mtl­times.ca Goto: https://en­cadrement­cannabis.gouv.qc.ca./en/

Next sum­mer at this time, Mar­i­juana will have been le­gal­ized across the coun­try. Cana­di­ans will be able to light up and even grow their own plants with­out fear of be­ing ar­rested or fined, as long as they fol­low the rules - and those rules will be aimed at keep­ing peo­ple safe, es­pe­cially our youth, as well as the rights of the gen­eral pub­lic.

Each prov­ince is man­dated to set up their own guide­lines to con­trol the dis­tri­bu­tion, sell­ing and use of mar­i­juana - and the Que­bec gov­ern­ment wants to hear from you on how le­gal mar­i­juana should be reg­u­lated here. To do so, they have put up an on­line sur­vey to gather Que­be­cer's opin­ions and con­cerns on the reg­u­la­tions.

Last Mon­day Au­gust 21st, Que­bec's Pub­lic Health Min­is­ter an­nounced that pub­lic hear­ings will be sched­uled through­out the prov­ince un­til Septem­ber 12th. The hear­ings will 'al­low cit­i­zens to have their say, hear their opin­ions on what de­ci­sions should be taken and iden­tify the nec­es­sary mea­sures to en­sure the pro­tec­tion of their health and safety', the gov­ern­ment said.

The provin­cial gov­ern­ment hopes to ta­ble leg­is­la­tion by this au­tumn with a reg­u­la­tory frame­work for le­gal mar­i­juana in Que­bec. Re­gard­less of your age, if you live in Québec you are en­cour­aged to take the sur­vey which will be kept con­fi­den­tial.

If you want to have your in­put con­sid­ered in this his­toric leg­is­la­tion, whether you are for or against the whole idea, then do not hes­i­tate to take the 20 min­utes re­quired to an­swer the ques­tions - oth­er­wise your con­cerns af­ter­wards might blow away like smoke in the wind, just like smoke from the pipes.

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