[Past Event] Quebec Cannabis Forum Series – Leading Cannabis Legalization: Perspectives for Quebec
Given the transition we were going through with cannabis, it was important to come together to address this big policy change and the impact of this policy change inside the government and for society.
As we transition to cannabis legalization and regulation we must continue to break down barriers to access and to education. We hope that the Forum was useful as one piece in the process. We hope to bring you information and connections for you to serve as advocates in your communities. We hope to inspire and empower you.
Please stay tuned as we plan our next event.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Information about the past event:
At 2pm on September 26, 2018 at the Phi Centre in Montreal, was the the first instalment of a series on cannabis: Leading Cannabis Legalization: Perspectives for Quebec. This event focused on the issues surrounding the legalization of cannabis and its impact in Quebec.
The Cannabis Act came into force on October 17, 2018 making Canada the first G720 country to legalize and regulate cannabis for adult consumption. The Cannabis Act creates rules for production, distribution and possession of cannabis in Canada, and the Québec National Assembly has passed Bill 157 outlining how cannabis legalization will be legislated in Quebec. However, the impacts for the province of Quebec require further discussion.
It is with this goal that we announced an exciting event series entitled Quebec Cannabis Forum, hosted by Santé Cannabis, Canada’s leading medical cannabis clinic and research centre. The first event instalment, Leading Cannabis Legalization into the Future: Perspectives for Quebec will focused on the issues surrounding the legalization of cannabis and its impact on Quebec.
This event brought together key Quebec stakeholders to share ideas and expertise on the future of cannabis in the province. Invited speakers provided their unique perspectives on Quebec’s critical role as cannabis enters its new legal era in our country.
The key topics of the forum were:
- Cannabis legalization, what will it look like in Quebec?
- What are the legal and societal impacts of federal, provincial and government policies?
- How will Quebec stakeholders address the opportunities and challenges that arise with legalization?
- What are the impacts of the Quebec cannabis legislation on the workplace and on patients who use cannabis for medical purposes?
- What can we learn from international leaders in cannabis legalization and regulation?