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The president of Santé Cannabis worries that keeping 18- to 20-year-olds out of the legal system would do more harm than good.



The president of Santé Cannabis worries that keeping 18- to 20-year-olds out of the legal system would do more harm than good.


John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

If Aiden wants to smoke weed, he texts his friend and gets it delivered within 30 minutes.

The CEGEP student is old enough to buy cannabis legally, but he says it’s too much of a hassle: long lines at the Société québécoise du cannabis and frequent stock shortages make it easier for him to just buy it off a dealer.

So if and when the Coalition Avenir Québec government passes a law that would raise the cannabis smoking age from 18 to 21 — which would make it impossible for Aiden to buy legal weed — it will make no difference to him.

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