Bill 157 provides that the SAQ will be mandated to create a subsidiary to distribute cannabis in Quebec, the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC). Until the new subsidiary comes into existence, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. The creation of the SQDC is contingent upon the passage of Bill 157 by the National Assembly.

April 11 2018

The SAQ secures cannabis supplies for the future Société québécoise du cannabis

Montreal, April 11, 2018 – On November 16 of last year, the Quebec government tabled Bill 157, which mandates the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) to set up the future Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC). Today, the SAQ announces that it has signed agreements with six suppliers to secure the supply of cannabis for […]
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November 16 2017

Distribution of cannabis by an SAQ subsidiary

The SAQ expects to be mandated by the Quebec government to create a subsidiary to distribute cannabis in Quebec, the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQC). The new company will be completely independent from the SAQ’s beverage alcohol sales activities.
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