Public Consultations

Register for a Regional Consultation

Public consultations on the regulation of cannabis took place from August 21 to September 12, 2017. Thank you to the many people who shared their opinions.

Regional consultations will be held August 22 to September 12, 2017, in Rimouski, Québec, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, Granby, Montréal, and Gatineau.

You can participate in a consultation as an individual or as a representative of an organization. To register, view the calendar of regional consultations.

Individuals

Individuals will be grouped according to the topic they chose when they registered and will take part in round-table discussions.

Only Québec residents can register for the consultations. If you register as an individual, you must speak for yourself, not as a representative of an organization. Moreover, since the discussions will take place simultaneously, you will be able to speak about 1 topic only. Therefore, each individual can register only once.

See the session agenda section for full details about the consultation sessions.

Representatives of organizations

In turns, representatives of organizations will be invited to present their concerns individually. They may be accompanied, if they wish, by a maximum of 2 persons. However, only one representative per organization may present.

To participate in the regional consultations, you must:

  • Register for a session
  • Make a submission. You must submit your brief before the regional consultation you wish to participate in to confirm your registration. Organizations that have not submitted their briefs will not be invited to the consultation sessions.

If you register as a representative of an organization, your stance must reflect that of your organization, not your personal point of view.

Registration for consultations is reserved for organizations established in Québec. For enterprises, they must be registered in the Québec enterprise register.

In the event there are too many participants registered, some may be selected, based on the organizations registered, to ensure they are as representative as possible. Organizations that are not accepted will be invited to give their opinions through the online consultation or, if they have not already done so, by submitting their briefs online.

See the session agenda for full details about the consultation agenda.

Calendar of Regional Consultations

Past Events

August 22, 2017
Regional Consultation on Regulation of Cannabis (Rimouski) Hôtel Le Navigateur
130, avenue Belzile
Inscriptions until August 22, 2017 (organizations and individuals)
Consult the schedule of the day.
Ended
August 24, 2017
Regional Consultation on Regulation of Cannabis (Québec) Hôtel Delta Québec
690, boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Inscriptions until August 24, 2017 (individuals and organizations)
Consult the schedule of the day.
Ended
August 29, 2017
Regional Consultation on Regulation of Cannabis (Saguenay) Hôtel et Centre de congrès La Saguenéenne
250, rue des Saguenéens
Inscriptions until August 29, 2017 (organizations and individuals)
Consult the schedule of the day.
Ended
August 31, 2017
Regional Consultation on Regulation of Cannabis (Trois-Rivières) Hôtel Gouverneur Trois-Rivières
975, rue Hart
Inscriptions until August 31, 2017 (organizations and individuals)
Consult the schedule of the day.
Ended
September 1, 2017
Regional Consultation on Regulation of Cannabis (Granby) Hôtel Castel et Centre des congrès
901, rue Principale
Inscriptions until September 1, 2017 (organizations and individuals)
Consult the schedule of the day.
Ended
September 7, 2017 to September 8, 2017
Consultation régionale sur l'encadrement du cannabis (Montréal) Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Inscriptions until August 23, 2017 (organizations)
and September 7, 2017 (individuals)
Consult the schedule of the day.
Ended
September 12, 2017
Consultation régionale sur l'encadrement du cannabis (Gatineau) Ramada Plaza
75, rue d'Edmonton
Inscriptions until September 12, 2017 (organizations and individuals)
Consult the schedule of the day.
Ended

Session agenda

Note that media may be present on site.

Individuals component

Individuals’ discussions will take approximately 1 hour. A spokesperson at each table will present a summary of the discussion to the Minister and the other participants.

Expected schedule

5:30 p.m.

Welcoming of participants

6 p.m.

Opening remarks by Ms. Lucie Charlebois, Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health and Healthy Living

Round-table discussions

Plenary: Presentation by each spokesperson of a summary of the round-table discussions

Closing remarks by Ms. Charlebois

Consultation length will depend on the number of people registered.

We encourage you to be at the designated location for the consultation at 5:30 p.m.

Topics covered

You will have the option of speaking about one of the following 3 topics:

Topic 1: Prevention, awareness, and health effects

  • Minimizing the negative consequences of cannabis use
  • Minors’ access to cannabis
  • Society’s cannabis and alcohol use
  • Prevention of cannabis use and the negative consequences, especially among young people
  • Problems associated with cannabis and increased used
  • Informing the public

Topic 2: Cannabis marketing and use sites

  • Cannabis commercialization
  • Cannabis sites and conditions of sale
  • Legal age for purchasing and using cannabis
  • Use of cannabis-related taxes, income, and profits

Topic 3: Safety

  • Road safety
  • Legal treatment and offences
  • Compliance with future regulations
  • Combating smuggling

Organizations component

We ask you to arrive at the regional consultation at the time indicated for the reception of the participants. The length of each presentation will vary from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the number of organizations registered. The time available will be indicated in the schedule, which will be posted online a few days before the consultation. You will receive an email informing you of your presentation time.

Only representatives of organizations that are registered for a consultation session and have submitted their briefs before the deadline will be able to participate in the regional consultations. For more information, see the Representatives of organizations section.

Last update: November 13, 2017 11:17 AM