After concluding it would be unenforceable, Quebec’s CAQ government is dropping plans to ban cannabis in all public places.
- Montreal mayor Valérie Plante opposed the law, saying it would be impossible to enforce in a city where 60% of residents are renters, whose landlords have the right to ban them from smoking or vaping indoors.
- Municipalities and boroughs will still have the power to enact public-smoking bans of their own, such as already exist in some Montreal boroughs.
Ici Radio Canada—In French
- Health minister Lionel Carmant, said Quebec still intends to raise the age of cannabis consumption from 18 (the lowest in the country) to 21 (the highest).
- The eight directors of Quebec’s provincial REC retailer the Société Québécoise Du Cannabis will be paid a total of $1.4M this year.
TVA Nouvelles—In French
- The SQDC has determined supply is adequate to open all 14 stores across the province all week at their original hours.
- Public health officials in Sherbrooke, Quebec, pushed back against concerns that an SQDC store opening in the community would contribute to mental health problems.
Ici Radio-Canada—In French
- The Quebec public is very excited about MED. Waiting lists to see a Santé Cannabis doctor are six months long.
Journal de Montréal
- Brad “PancakeNap420” Martin brought his sweeping data analysis—last used to examine BC Cannabis Stores—to pick through data from the SQDC. He found it charges an $8.18 average price per gram, and sells product with an average THC content of 17.4%. As usual, there’s a lot more information in here laid out in easy-to-digest infographics. He also released a smaller historical price-per-gram analysis of dried-flower sales by AlbertaCannabis.org, and a similar dried-cannabis report for the Ontario Cannabis Store.