The great weed debate goes on: Should it be legal? How and where will they sell it? How will they screen for high drivers? There s a lot goin’ on…
There was a recent survey done of over 1000 Manitobans and it shows majority of them want the minimum age to purchase weed to be higher than the legal age to buy alcohol, which of course is 18 in Manitoba.
Almost 60 percent of people said the legal age should be 21.
The federal government has said July of 2018 is when dope will be legal in Canada with the minimum purchase age being 18. BUT the provinces can then decide if they want it to be higher.
The majority of people who responded to the poll also said they’d prefer their kid to drink alcohol rather than smoke marijuana at a party. I disagree based on behavior and incidents that have occurred while me or my friends or just people I know were drunk vs stoned, but to each their own!