Quebecers will not be permitted to grow their own cannabis at home, Quebec media reports, in spite of federal legislation set to go into effect next July that would allow them to do so.
Premier Philippe Couillard reportedly believes that the guidelines restricting the number and height of plants permitted in private residences – four plants no taller than one metre each – would be impossible to enforce.
It’s believed that Quebec Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois made this announcement during a closed-door meeting of the provincial cabinet on Wednesday, the Montreal Gazette and La Presse report.
The province’s stance mirrors that of Canadian police forces, who pleaded with the federal government earlier this week to postpone legalization. The federal government has so stayed firm on its July 1, 2018 deadline.
h/t Montreal Gazette