QUEBEC — The Quebec government is appealing against last month court decision on cannabis plants to be grown at home let invalidated the parts of the province’s cannabis law that prohibit home cultivation.
Premier Francois Legault told reporters Thursday his government “will go right to the limit in the courts to do what we think is good for Quebecers.”
He noted the two main parties in the national assembly agree on forbidding growing pot at home — his own Coalition Avenir Quebec and the Liberals, who passed the provincial cannabis law while in government.
On Sept. 3, Quebec Superior Court Justice Manon Lavoie ruled Quebec’s legislation infringed upon the jurisdiction of the federal government, which has sole responsibility for legislating on criminal matters.
Carmant said Quebec’s stance is different than the rest of Canada. Legault mentioned the example of rental properties.
“There are many property owners who think it would be bad for their apartment rentals to permit the growing of cannabis plants in the home,” Legault said.
Meanwhile, the Legault government is also moving ahead with its plan to raise the legal age of pot consumption from 18 to 21, with Bill 2, as it is known, set for adoption later this year.
This report by The Canadian Press was originally published Oct. 10, 2019.
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