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BR Cannabis Fight – CP

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 201825 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Feb 9, 2018

QUEBEC – Ottawa’s plan to legalize marijuana is causing a rift with Quebec over how many plants are allowed to be grown at home.

The federal government’s bill allows Canadians to cultivate up to four pot plants, while Quebec doesn’t want its citizens to grow any.

Quebec Government House Leader Jean-Marc Fournier says the province will not let Ottawa dictate how cannabis is controlled and distributed in its territory.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will legalize pot by the summer, with each province creating its own legislative framework for how the substance is controlled.

Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said Wednesday that federal rules around marijuana plants will take precedence over provincial law and that provinces are “limited” with what they can do regarding at-home cultivation.

Manitoba is the only other province seeking to ban personal marijuana cultivation.

(The Canadian Press)

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