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Fortin opposes age increase for cannabis purchases

CHRIS LOWREY
PONTIAC Dec. 12, 2018
Pontiac Liberal MNA André Fortin used his role as public health critic to voice his opposition to the new CAQ government’s bill that will increase the minimum age for cannabis consumption from 18 to 21.
Under the government’s proposed law, the minimum legal age to buy, possess and consume cannabis will go from 18 to 21 and will also ban cannabis smoking in public.
Fortin made a speech in the legislature where he criticized the government for discarding the scientific evidence and forcing young people to purchase cannabis from the black market.

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