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As Marijuana Legalization Looms in Canada, Officials Consider 25 Plus Age Restriction

Health officials in Canada’s capital city want the federal government to restrict marijuana sales to individuals 25 and older as the nation prepares to legalize weed within the next few years, according to newly released documents.

The minimum age requirement is one of 33 recommendations included in a report put together by Canada’s Public Health Agency and expected to be considered by the Ottawa Board of Health next week, CBC reported Wednesday.

More than two dozen health agencies worked together to come up recommendations they believe will minimize harm if and when Canada gets a legal cannabis program off the ground. Health Minister Jane Philpott previously said Liberals will introduce legislation to legalize pot next spring, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised before taking office that he’ll see it succeeds. [Read more at Washington Times]

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