Province may go with older age limit on marijuanna

The province’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health would like to see the legal age for marijuanna much higher than the 18 years of age recommended by a federal task force.

Jennifer Russell told Brunswick News an internal working group set up by the province is recommending a minimum age of at least 21. She says some evidence suggests 25 would be even safer because of marijuanna’s effects on the developing brain…but there has to be a compromise somewhere and they’ve picked 21. That’s also recomended by the Canadian Medical Association.

The federal group recommended a minimum age of 18 but suggested provinces be allowed to set older age limits.