The federal government, which is following the recommendations of a government-appointed task force, will ensure the marijuana supply is "safe and secure," while Canada’s provinces will be allowed to determine how it is distributed and sold, according to CBC News. Ottawa will set a minimum purchasing age of 18 — in line with Trudeau’s comments that the legal age to purchase marijuana should be the same as alcohol — while the provinces could set a higher age, the report said.Until legislation is passed, however, Trudeau has made it clear that standing laws still apply and if people are found to be unlawfully growing, carrying, and distributing marijuana, they will be prosecuted according to current laws.
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