Liberals clap back at CAQ cannabis law
Following the deposition of the CAQ government’s new cannabis control laws (Bill 2), the Quebec Liberal Party has responded by saying the law goes against expert recommendations and does not take into account the protection of young people aged 18 to 21.
According to a recent press release, the Quebec Public Health Association has been protesting against the CAQ project, as increasing the age to 21 will not protect young people who will be deprived of access to controlled low-thc products. .
The National Assembly's law 157 to regulate cannabis is based on a balanced approach that followed numerous consultations and studies and a majority of experts, including the National Institute of Public Health and several directorates of public health, and with a view to protecting health and safety, that the modalities, including the legal age, have been established.
"The reality is that there are young people under 21 who use cannabis. In seeking to increase the legal age, the government of François Legault is acting irresponsibly on an issue that is anything but trivial. This orientation will force adults aged 18 to 20 to turn to organized crime. The government must stop turning a deaf ear to the experts." said André Fortin, Official Opposition Critic for Health, Public Health and Vitality of the Regions.