Thursday, July 18, 2024
Editorials

CAQ’s cannabis crackdown a catastrophe

Young adults in the Pontiac can rest easy. Don’t be afraid.
Our Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) leaders bring good news: they’re going to protect the province’s youth from the great scourge of cannabis by raising the legal age of consumption to 21.
In fact, Quebec’s Junior Health and Social Services Minister, Lionel Carmant, commented that had he been the only one to decide, he might have set the limit at 25 years-of-age, according to the Montreal Gazette.
The CAQ is also pushing to ban public pot smoking, similar to the laws regarding alcohol consumption.
So let’s get this straight: 18-year-olds can buy cigarettes, fireworks and booze in whatever quantity they desire in La Belle Province, but they shouldn’t even think about purchasing state-sanctioned reefer until they’re three years older?

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