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Quebec to ban homegrown marijuana: report

The Couillard government will not allow Quebecers to grow their own marijuana at home, despite coming legislation that would allow them to do so, a report says.

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Published on: September 14, 2017 | Last Updated: September 14, 2017 7:49 AM EDT

The provincial government reportedly feels that the guidelines limiting the number and height of plants permitted to be cultivated in private homes- four plants no taller than one metre each -  would be impossible to enforce. Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Couillard government will not allow Quebecers to grow their own marijuana at home, despite the fact federal legislation scheduled to go in effect next July would allow them to do so, La Presse reported Thursday.

The provincial government reportedly feels that the guidelines limiting the number and height of plants permitted to be cultivated in private homes — four plants no taller than one metre each — would be impossible to enforce.

Quebec Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois reportedly shared that conclusion during a closed door meeting of the provincial cabinet on Wednesday.

The province’s stand on home grown marijuana echoes that expressed by Canadian police forces that have said the limitations would be impossible to verify. Ontario has already announced it will not allow homegrown marijuana in its jurisdiction.

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