Cannabis: different cities, different rules

News 12 January, 2018
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  • Christopher Nardi

    Thursday, 11 January, 2018 22:57

    Thursday, 11 January, 2018 22:57

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    Each municipality should be able to decide if it wants to allow the consumption of cannabis in public or not, and this, even if there are significant differences between the neighbouring cities, according to the Union of municipalities of Quebec (UMQ).

    “There are already plenty of areas where the municipal regulation differs from one city to the other. It is a municipal jurisdiction and it is expected that our jurisdiction is respected, ” said the president of the UMQ and mayor of Drummondville is Alexandre Cusson.

    It was reacting in the margin of the ads that some cities, such as Saint-Jérôme and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, have made the fact that they prohibit the public consumption of cannabis, and this, even if the provincial government account allow it.

    “If municipalities can be more restrictive for the tobacco or alcohol, they should be able to do this for cannabis as well,” he said.

    Mr. Cusson said that the Town of Drummondville had still not decided whether it intends to allow the consumption of cannabis in public places, such as parks or the street.

    The UMQ’s account suggest that in the near future policies to regulate the consumption of cannabis among its members.