Canada Tests Lower Age for Cannabis Legalization

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Canada tests lower age for cannabis legalization

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The most controversial thing about Canada’s move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced cannabis legalization — a move that is being closely watched across the continent.

Advocates for the measure, expected to pass Parliament next year, say putting the limit at 21 would encourage a black market and drive youths into the hands of criminals.

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