The point I was trying to make was that we already know that Canada's youth are experimenting with cannabis at a rate of about 30%, depending on what age. By 15 years of age, 30% of Canadian youth will have already used or will have used cannabis in the last year. The reason the Canadian Paediatric Society has said that we must align the age of legalization for cannabis with other controlled substances, like alcohol, is that they're going to keep using. Setting the age at 21 isn't going to magically reverse those numbers. Then we get into a situation where we're looking at what the balance is of harms and benefits. If we put the age higher at 21 or 25, we are concerned that, should they choose to experiment, which we don't recommend, then we have all these youth and young adults up to 21 or 25 who don't have access to regulated products with known concentrations. That's our concern.
We don't recommend it. We know they're experimenting and it should be the same as alcohol and cigarettes.