Quebec Cannabis Legislation Expected Thursday

On Thursday, another one of Canada’s provinces is expected to announce its plan for adult-use marijuana sales. This time it’s Quebec that will take center stage to reveal the future of pot in the country’s second-largest province.

Quebec’s Minister of Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, and Public Health, Lucie Charlebois, advised the legislature this morning to expect the plan tomorrow in the National Assembly.

Some of the juicier tidbits anticipated in Thursday’s announcement include the controversial decision to give total retail authority to the government-run liquor control board, the Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ).

CBC News has reported the province intends to initially set up only 20 government-controlled retail outlets for a region of over 8 million people.

In order to handle the inevitable overflow of Quebecers looking for legal marijuana, the SAQ will also be in charge of all online sales. This structure would see the delivery of pot handled by Canada Post, which has had its share of criticism in the area of marijuana distribution.

Canada Post already delivers alcohol in Quebec through online orders, in addition to the SAQ handling brick and…

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