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Fund financed by cannabis profits |  Quebec promises “detailed accountability”

Fund financed by cannabis profits | Quebec promises “detailed accountability”

(Quebec) At the request of the opposition, the Legault government has agreed to submit a “detailed report” soon on measures funded by the Cannabis Prevention and Research Fund.

Journalism It was revealed this week that a large portion of cannabis profits paid into this fund are spent for purposes other than those stipulated by law. We added that accountability does not exist.

In the Blue Salon on Wednesday, Liberal MP Elizabeth Brass introduced a motion to rectify the situation. The Legault government gave the green light. The National Assembly approved this proposal unanimously.

According to this motion, “The National Assembly requests the CAQ government to publish a detailed report on the measures, initiatives and projects funded through the Cannabis Prevention and Research Fund, through the ‘2024-2025 Budget Appropriations Study’ scheduled for this spring.”

It is stated that “The Cannabis Prevention and Research Fund is intended to finance monitoring and research activities and programs related to the effects of cannabis on the condition of the population and therapeutic care associated with “cannabis use and activities and programs aimed at preventing cannabis harms and promoting health.”

gold Journalism It found that the Department of Health and Social Services, which administers this fund, also funded a range of activities not directly related to cannabis, such as homeless housing, amateur sports, neighborhood quality of life, and ADA. Cancer Society and the Quebec Tobacco Council, among others.

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