Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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FREDERICTON x-11s. The New Brunswick government is setting 19 as the minimum legal age for marijuana use. Health Minister Benoit Bourque says it's the right age to make an informed decision.

("...informed decision.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Bourque says other provinces are also aligning the ages for cannabis and alcohol use. The federal government plans to legalize recreational cannabis by July 2018. Last week, the New Brunswick government announced that a subsidiary of N-B Liquor will operate retail stores and online sales of marijuana.

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FREDERICTON x-14s. The New Brunswick government is setting 19 as the minimum legal age for the possession and consumption of marijuana. Health Minister Benoit Bourque says it's the right age to make an informed decision and matches the minimum age for alcohol in New Brunswick. He says a public education program will be in place before next July when the federal government legalizes recreational marijuana. …

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