Canada: Alcohol and marijuana end for the unvaccinated

The province of Quebec will require a vaccination certificate for access to wineries and cannabis shops

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If job losses and non-participation in large gatherings are not enough to persuade some Canadians to get vaccinated against Covid-19, depriving them of hard drinks and marijuana can take place. The province of Quebec will find out soon.

The government of the Prime Minister of Quebec, François Lego, is expected to announce within a week the obligation to present proof of vaccination in cellars and cannabis shops, the Journal de Montreal reported on Tuesday. Details, such as whether the vaccination certificate will be required at the entrances or at the box office, have not yet been clarified, the newspaper adds.

Proof of vaccination is already required in Quebec in places such as restaurants, theaters, bars and casinos. Under the new law, unvaccinated residents will still have access to convenience stores that sell beer and wine, but will virtually be barred from buying legal alcoholic beverages.

However, the vaccination requirement in liquor stores and cannabis will only apply to buyers. Workers will not be forced to be vaccinated, according to the Journal de Montreal.

Nearly 85% of Quebec residents have received at least one dose of vaccine, one of the highest rates in the world, but that has not stopped its uncontrolled spread. Covid-19. The province had an average of about 15.000 new cases daily last week. The new cases were on average less than 700 daily before the Omicron variant appeared. Covid-19 in late November.