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QUEBEC IGNORES CRITICS, RAISES AGE TO 21

Quebec’s populist CAQ government passed Bill 2, raising the legal age of consumption from 18 (Canada’s lowest) to 21 (the highest) as of January 1, 2020.
CBC Montreal, CTV News

Québec Solidaire party leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois accused the CAQ of “acting like a doddering old uncle [‘un vieux mononcle’] who believes he knows better than young people do what’s best for them.”
Journal de Montreal—In French, My Translation

When the CAQ government tabled the bill this winter, I noted in a Leafly article that then-MP François Legault said during the 2018 election, “Young people from 18 to 21 will go on the black market to buy cannabis, but I don’t want, as premier of Quebec, to send the signal that it’s normal to consume cannabis below the age of 21.”
Leafly

Quick Hits

  1. Toronto got its first Cannabis Wedding Expo.
    CBC Toronto