Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.S. Asks for Feedback on Legal Marijuana Age of 19, Sales at Crown Corporation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.S. Asks for Feedback on Legal Marijuana Age of 19, Sales at Crown Corporation

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N.S. seeks feedback on legal weed age of 19

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HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is seeking feedback on a legal age of 19 for marijuana use, with sales through a Crown corporation like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.

The province launched an online survey Friday asking for input on marijuana restrictions ahead of its legalization next summer.

It is also asking where recreational cannabis use should be allowed, and what to do on drug-impaired driving.

Justice Minister Mark Furey says the province wants to hear from Nova Scotians as the government develops "a well-regulated legal market that encourages responsible use and minimizes organized crime."

He said the government's top priority is protect citizens' health and safety.

The online survey runs until Oct. 27.

The federal government tabled legislation in the spring to legalize recreational use of marijuana by July 1 and provinces have been consulting with the public or rolling out details of their cannabis plans. …

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