Regulation of cannabis in Québec
The Government of Québec took note when the federal government, following through on it stated intention, tabled a bill to legalize cannabis on April 13, 2017. The Act to constitute the Société québécoise du cannabis, to enact the Cannabis Regulation Act and to amend various highway safety-related provisions was passed in June 2018. The possession and use of cannabis does remain illegal in Québec until the act takes effect.
Please see encadrementcannabis.gouv.qc.ca to learn more.
Drugs, which include alcohol and cannabis, are ‘psychoactive’ substances. Once absorbed, these substances alter one or more functions of the body and central nervous system. They can affect:
- Multiple organs
Drugs can be:
- Synthetic (composed of chemical molecules produced in a lab)
It is important to know that street drugs can be mixed with products that are hazardous to health or other drugs. There is no way of knowing what these drugs contain regardless of their shape, colour or origin.
There is so much information circulating about drugs. This information is sometimes accurate, but it can also be far from the truth. To learn more about drugs and their effects, read the following sections:
Last update: 13 September 2017, 09:43