Tuesday, December 20, 2016
We Have Contact High Level!
December XXth, MMXVI
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
They say that "timing is everything" in politics & your caucus colleague, the Honourable Lady IV Edmonton-Strathcona, New Democratic, Premier Rachel Notley has it in spades! Her idea to consult on marijuana usage in terms of age once it becomes legal is great. After all, we'll all be so high on carbon fumes come January Ist, that we'll all be too busy to notice!
Option 1: Make the legal age 15. Students can get a learners license at 14, they can get a drivers license at 16, this would seem to be a fair compromise.
Option 2: Make the legal age 17. Students can as I say get a drivers license at 16, & they can vote & buy prescription drugs & lovely assorted alcoholic beverages at 18. So 17 seems like a nice "Solomon-like" decision.
Option 3: Combine the legal age tied in with tobacco & booze & make it 18 across the board.
Note: Some provincial/territorial jurisdictions the legal substance buying/consuming age is 19. So the weed buying/smoking age would have to be set at 19 to be totally fair in those zones.
Weed Up Rachel,
Source: The Office Of The Premier Of Alberta, Room #CCCVII (#307) Legislature Bvilding.