The Quebec government tabled legislation Wednesday that would impose the strictest cannabis controls in the country, raising the legal age to 21.
Bill 2 would also prohibit cannabis consumption in all public places, including parks and streets.
“There’s 31 per cent of 18 to 24’s who are smoking it right now,” said André Fortin, an MNA with the Quebec Liberals.
“We want to make sure that if they do make the unfortunate choice to smoke it that they have access to a product with a lower THC content, that they can talk to someone at the SQDC before consuming the product.”
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