Quebec could allow the products of cannabis smoke-free in public places

Québec pourrait autoriser les produits de cannabis sans fumée dans les lieux publics

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The prime minister François Legault opens the door to the consumption of edible products marijuana.

The government caquiste wants to ban smoking of pot, but not necessarily to consume cannabis products in public places, complain of the specialists in public health.

The arrival of the edible — gummy bears, muffins, cookies, brownies, drinks, etc — the owl. “A point of view of public health, it makes us very scared, the arrival of the edible. It takes two hours before you start to take effect, ” said the director of public health in the Montérégie, Julie Loslier, to the Committee on health and social services, on Wednesday afternoon. “It lasts up to eight hours. These are aspects that should not be overlooked. Therefore, it is not necessary to have the reflex easy to say : “We prefer that people do not smoke. Therefore, we will encourage edible.” No ! On the contrary. “

In the morning, prime minister François Legault said he was willing to allow the consumption of edibles with cannabis in public places. In any case, Quebec would counteract efforts of Ottawa in this sense. “If there is no smoke that can go to the children, is that there are accommodations to do ? I think it is the thing to see, ” he launched into a media scrum.

Listen to the prime minister François Legault in a media scrum

The head of government, however, is said to be “adamant” about raising the age of purchase and consumption of the cannabis of 18 to 21 years of age and a ban on the smoking of marijuana in public places, which are provided in the bill to tighten the regulation of cannabis. “What we want is that the children who are in public places are not exposed to the smoke of cannabis for [the] protection “, he added.

Protect them from what ? The director of public health of the Capitale-Nationale, François Desbiens, took care to remember, in a parliamentary commission, that” in the open air, apart from an unpleasant smell, it has no impact on the health […] people around “.

Listen to the reply of the co-spokesperson of Québec solidaire Manon Massé

After a period of start-up that has ” done evil “, quebec Society of cannabis has embraced the cost-effectiveness after only a few months of activity. “We’re already profitable,” said the interim chairman of the SQDC, Jean-François Bergeron. The entry into force of the bill 2 would have “impacts rather limited” on the activities of the public body, has he said Wednesday.

The SQDC cost-effective

After a period of start-up that has ” done evil “, quebec Society of cannabis has embraced the cost-effectiveness after just a few months of operations. “We are already profitable,” said the interim chairman of the SQDC, Jean-François Bergeron. The entry into force of the bill 2 would have “impacts rather limited” on the activities of the public body, has he said Wednesday.

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