Researchers at Newfoundland’s Memorial University explored Canadians’ relationships with cannabis and determined 19 is the optimal legal age for REC use. They published their research in BMC Public Health.
- The authors studied data from the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Surveys (CTUMS) and Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Surveys (CTADS). Combined, the two surveys annually interview up to 20,000 Canadians over 15.
- Different minimum ages led to different outcomes: those who use cannabis at 18 are more likely to smoke tobacco later in life than those who begin at 19 or 20.
- The effect on general health was “significantly better” among those who started using cannabis at 18 or older.
A non-drinking stoner tried REC beverages—and noted some offered more of a head high than a traditional edibles body buzz.
Will this be CBG’s year? Many hope cannabigerol (CBG), which only debuted in bulk on the Cannabis Mercantile Exchange last September, will be as trendy a cannabinoid as CBD.
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