Cannabis legislation

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I am very concerned about the new cannabis laws: not the fact of legalization, however that is defined, but the rules for smoking, selling, growing, driving, edibles, age limits, schoolyards, criminal records, travel to the US, and more.

I am very concerned about the new cannabis laws: not the fact of legalization, however that is defined, but the rules for smoking, selling, growing, driving, edibles, age limits, schoolyards, criminal records, travel to the US, and more.
My impression is that the Québec Liberal government is not fighting legalization, but will block so many avenues for this legalization to work conveniently, that it will probably fall into chaos. I assume this is to sideswipe the other political parties, especially the CAQ, which is now the main challenger to the Liberals in this year’s election and who is against the whole initiative.
There will be only 25 places to buy the product in the whole province. This is supposed to attract people away from the black market?  Will people in Maniwaki or Pontiac drive to Gatineau and line up with hundreds of others to buy their product? 
Why no private cultivation for personal use?  That is insulting and it is poor judgement. Doesn’t this government have both principles and brainpower?
Rural areas already produce a lot, and will continue. Why not bring them into the system, provide rural jobs, assure quality control, and undercut the criminal element? And what about people with criminal records for a now-legal activity?
This is a mess, which is what the law’s opponents want.

Gerald Brownley
North Aylmer/Pontiac