The legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada is less than one month away!
Once that October 17th deadline arrives, an entire new legal code will immediately come into effect.
It’s up to the individual provinces to regulate both the distribution and consumption of the newly legal drug.
In Quebec, the new marijuana laws are perhaps the most severe. The penalities for driving high are the most unforgiving in the country.
Moreover, the provincial government will maintain a complete monopoly of marijuana sales through the new Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC).
Any sale of marijuana outside of these stores will be completely illegal.
It is for this reason that Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police force, announced today the creation of a new squad to crack down on illegal marijuana products and sales.
It seems provincial law enforcement will be tougher on illegal marijuana consumption than it ever has been.