Article by Jim Warren, Toronto Sun
The minimum age to buy and consume recreational marijuana should be set at 21 across Canada.
The new provincial rules on weed should also ban anyone 22 years of age and under from having any trace of marijuana in their body while operating a motor vehicle.
That ban should also apply to anyone with less than five years of driving experience.
These rules should be put in place to protect our children.
They are the most vulnerable to the potential perils of legal marijuana. A minimum age of 21 will help keep marijuana out of our high schools
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in the 2015 election to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. During the campaign he set out a clear position that the Liberals believed the legalization of marijuana for recreational use would better protect children from the illegal drug trade.
He was elected with a mandate to legalize the recreational use of pot, under those terms.
I believe Trudeau would have been elected if he had not promised to legalize marijuana, that it was not a deciding issue in the election.