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Canada Quebec has adopted its long-awaited cannabis law

19:12  12 june  2018
19:12  12 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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The Quebec government adopted its long - awaited cannabis legislation on Tuesday. After months of debate and revisions, Quebec has adopted a law laying out the guidelines for the sale and distribution of cannabis in the province.

© Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press The Quebec government adopted its long - awaited cannabis legislation on Tuesday. After months of debate and revisions, Quebec has adopted a law laying out the guidelines for the production and consumption of cannabis in the province.

a close up of food: The Quebec government adopted its long-awaited cannabis legislation on Tuesday. © Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press The Quebec government adopted its long-awaited cannabis legislation on Tuesday.

After months of debate and revisions, Quebec has adopted a law laying out the guidelines for the production and consumption of cannabis in the province.

Premier Philippe Couillard's Liberals, who hold a majority in the National Assembly, voted for Bill 157.

The opposition Parti Québécois and Coalition Avenir Québec voted against the law, while Québec Solidaire voted in favour.

Ottawa is expected to legalize cannabis later this year.

Senators voted last week to pass the Trudeau government's landmark legislation to lift Canada's 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis with a number of amendments.

The government will have to decide whether to approve, reject or modify the senators' changes before returning the bill to the Senate for another vote.

Quebec warns that growing cannabis at home will still be illegal .
Quebec warns that growing cannabis at home will still be illegalBut Lucie Charlebois questioned why Quebecers would even bother cultivating at home when Quebec will make high-quality legal product available in a few months at government-run cannabis stores around the corner.

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