14. Rooms where cannabis smoking is permitted may be identified 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; and
(2) palliative care hospices and temporary lodging facilities where prevention, assistance and support services are offered to persons in distress or in need of assistance.
Only persons admitted to or lodged in those places may smoke in such rooms.
The number of rooms where cannabis smoking is permitted may not exceed 20% of the rooms available for all the clientele. Furthermore, the rooms where smoking is permitted must be grouped together so as to provide maximum protection to non-smokers given the total floor space, use and ventilation of the place. If rooms have already been identified for tobacco use under the first paragraph of section 5 of the Tobacco Control Act (chapter L-6.2), they must be the first ones identified for cannabis use.
The operator of a place referred to in the first paragraph may set certain conditions for cannabis use in a room where smoking is permitted or prohibit a person from smoking in such a room if the operator has reasonable grounds to believe that the person’s cannabis use would pose a threat to the person’s own safety or the safety of others.
In the case of a contravention of the third paragraph, the operator of a place referred to 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.
2018, c. 19, s. 19; 2019, c. 21, s. 611.