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Quebec Pushes Hard Line On Cannabis Treats

The Quebec government has responded to the new cannabis laws by stating their intention to ban cannabis candies and other products to protect children and minors.

Oct 18, 2019 - EightSix Staff

With the new regulation in effect as of October 17 2019, cannabis treats and other products are set to start hitting Canadian shelves in Christmas 2019. The Quebec government has responded by stating their intention to ban cannabis candies and other products within their province which could entice children and minors.

"To reduce the risk of accidental poisoning in children, we are proposing a ban on the sale of products that are attractive to them, like chocolate and gummies”, said Quebec’s junior health minister Lionel Carmant.

"This will also allow us to reduce [the consumption] of cannabis products in general.”

This follows an announcement last year by the Quebec government that they will raise the legal age of cannabis consumption from 18 to 21 within their jurisdiction.

No such regulations are present in the rest of the country, where cannabis candies and other edibles are now legal, but are required to be child-resistant and not misleading.

Read full story: Quebec Pushes Hard Line On Cannabis Treats - Published Jul 24, 2019 on CBC News

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