Que­bec takes hard line on cannabis with bill rais­ing le­gal age

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The Que­bec gov­ern­ment tabled leg­is­la­tion this morn­ing that would raise the le­gal age for con­sum­ing cannabis in the prov­ince to 21.

Bill 2 would also pro­hibit cannabis con­sump­tion in all pub­lic places, in­clud­ing parks and streets.

In­creas­ing the le­gal age to 21 from 18 was one of the Coali­tion Avenir Que­bec’s main cam­paign prom­ises lead­ing up to its Oct. 1 vic­tory.

Lionel Car­mant, the ju­nior health min­is­ter, has said he is wor­ried about the ef­fects of cannabis on the still-de­vel­op­ing brains of young adults.

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