In force: 2018-10-17
13. A closed smoking room where cannabis smoking is permitted may be set up in the following enclosed spaces:
(1) facilities maintained by a health or social services institution and premises where the services of an intermediate resource are offered;
(2) the common areas of residential buildings comprising two or more dwellings;
(3) the common areas of private seniors’ residences; and
(4) palliative care hospices and places where prevention, assistance and support services are offered to persons in distress or in need of assistance.
If a closed smoking room has already been set up in such places under section 3 of the Tobacco Control Act (chapter L-6.2), that smoking room is the only one that may be used for cannabis use.
The smoking room must be used only for cannabis use and, if applicable, tobacco use. It must be used only by persons living or lodged in the place.
The smoking room must also be delimited by floor-to-ceiling partitions or walls so as to be fully enclosed, and must be equipped with a ventilation system that maintains negative air pressure at all times and exhausts smoke directly to the outside of the building. In addition, the smoking room door must be equipped with a properly functioning self-closing device.
The Government may, by regulation, determine other standards relating to the construction or set-up and the ventilation system of smoking rooms.
In the case of a contravention of the second, third or fourth paragraph or a regulation made under the fifth paragraph, the operator of a place described in the first paragraph commits an offence and is liable to a fine of $1,000 to $50,000. Those amounts are doubled for a subsequent offence.