Regulation of cannabis in Québec

An approach focused on public health and safety

Since the federal Act to provide legal access to cannabis was tabled in April 2017, analyses carried out by the Government of Québec have shown that the introduction of this type of legislation would generate a number of complex issues for Québec. After numerous consultations with experts and the public, the Government of Québec tabled its own act in November 2017.  

The Government of Québec is aware of the importance of informing and educating the public about cannabis use.  It will take the necessary steps to remind people that cannabis use is not without risk and that it is important to know its effects and potential consequences.