Quebec has increased the legal age for buying cannabis from 19 years old to 21 years old, according to the CBC.
Elsewhere in Canada, cannabis is permitted at age 19, except in Alberta, where the legal age is 18. https://t.co/ZazUJ4lHxP
— CBC News (@CBCNews) January 1, 2020
Now, the province’s legal age is the highest in Canada, where cannabis is permitted at 19 years old, except for in Alberta, where you can buy weed at age 18. The new law, which was passed by Coalition Avenir Québec government, means that every Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) outlet will only allow anyone aged 21 or older into the store. The SQDC is the only legal authority to sell cannabis in Quebec.
Anyone under 21 who buys or possesses cannabis will be fined up to $100.
Additionally, while some edible products will be arriving at the SQDC, the Quebec government has banned chocolates, sweets, candies, and desserts containing cannabis that may be appealing to people who are under the age of 21.