What’s the Ideal Age to Start Using Cannabis? Researchers From Newfoundland Say They Have the Answer

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NEWS What's the ideal age to start using cannabis? Researchers from Newfoundland say they have the answer The legal minimum age to buy cannabis has been the subject of lively debate since legalization was first announced By Anisha Dhiman To determine who's doing it right and help others follow suit across the world, the study examined 40,000 Canadians aged between 21 and 65 years over the course of 12 months. Getty Images

Researchers say the minimum legal age to buy and consume recreational cannabis should be 19 years old.

The findings were revealed on May 14 in a study conducted by a team from the Memorial University of Newfoundland.

“What may be surprising is that several later life outcomes (mental health, general health, and cigarette smoking) from starting cannabis use at age 19 are not different than starting at or after age 21,” says lead author Hai Nguyen.

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