Cannabis consumption forbidden in all public places
During a public meeting held Tuesday evening, Pointe-Claire City Council adopted a by-law forbidding cannabis consumption in all public places in the city.
“As with alcohol consumption, it will be forbidden to consume cannabis on sidewalks, bicycle paths, pedestrian trails, parks, and in all outdoor aquatic and sports facilities, including municipal buildings,” stated the mayor of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere.
The penalties for a first offence range from $500 to $1,500 and from $1,000 to $3,000 for a repeat offence. The City of Pointe-Claire’s Inspection – Public Security (IPS) Department and the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) will be responsible for ensuring compliance with this by-law.
“We are counting on everyone’s cooperation to ensure this new by-law is followed, for the benefit of all,” said Mayor Belvedere in conclusion.
The sale of cannabis by the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) is permitted in commercial zones throughout the city.
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