A 14-year-old medical marijuana advocate has started a campaign to help young people learn about the medicinal benefits of cannabis.
Emma Boniface says Pot for Teens, which can be found on both Twitter and Instagram, is for teens to give other teens advice.
“For medical use, if you really have something that it is going to help with then yes, use it,” says Boniface. “But if it’s just to get high it’s not a good idea until you are above 18, I find.”
She also believes that when pot becomes legal on October 17th, anyone who uses it medicinally should be allowed to consume it regardless of where they live.
“There are so many people who have gotten used to this drug as their medication to save their life, and some of those people are in rentals, and if we’are going to tell them they can’t use this as a medication because the smell will bother somebody, I find that just ridiculous,” stated Boniface.
The teen read a statement in the Charles Lynch room of Parliament Hill on Tuesday to launch the campaign.
Thank you so much for all the support, it took me a lot of courage to speak out today but I’m sure that there are others like me out there❤️
— Potforteens (@potforteens) August 28, 2018