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Cannabis regulation

An Act to tighten the regulation of cannabis passed on November 1, 2019. This act amends the Cannabis Regulation Act.

It is now prohibited to smoke or vape cannabis in any public place, indoors or outdoors. Beginning January 1, 2020, the minimum legal age to buy or possess cannabis and to be admitted to the premises of the Société québécoise du cannabis will be raised to 21.  

To learn more about the act’s provision, visit the government of Québec’s Web site on cannabis regulation at


To make a complaint or for more information about the Cannabis Regulation Act:

You can contact the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, at 1-877-416-8222.

Legal context

Provincial legislation

An Act to tighten the regulation of cannabis (coming soon)
Cannabis Regulation Act (C-5.3)
Tobacco Control Act (L-6.2)
An Act to constitute the Société québécoise du cannabis, to enact the Cannabis Regulation Act and to amend various highway safety-related provisions (L-157)
Act respecting occupational health and safety (S-2.1)

Federal legislation

An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (C-45)
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (C-46)