Quesnel’s Board of Education has made it’s recommendations on the legalization of marijuana to the BC School Trustees Association.
Board Chair Gloria Jackson says they focused on four areas, including the minimum age, which she says they were split on…
“Fifty percent of the Trustees believe the minimum age should be set at 19 to be consistent with the minimum age for tobacco and alcohol but the remaining Trustees are very concerned, knowing the health risks for the developing brain of a young person under 25. These Trustees believe that the minimum age should be set at 21.”
Jackson says the Board is also recommending that possession of cannabis should not result in a criminal conviction and that BC restrict smoking or vaping in public spaces
“That everyone in BC should also rely on public intoxication and disorderly conduct laws to manage intoxication issues related to the public intoxication of cannabis.”
Jackson says they believe that cannabis should be distributed by the Provincial Government and they would also like to see education along the same lines as what is done for alcohol and tobacco.