The legal age to purchase, possess, cultivate, or consume cannabis is 19 years. Cannabis NB stores and Cannabis NB approved retailers are the only legal retailers.
The stores are restricted to people 19 and older and can only sell up to 30 grams of cannabis (or equivalent) to each customer.
Other than Cannabis NB approved retailers, all other dispensaries are illegal in New Brunswick.
New Brunswickers 19 years or older can grow up to four (4) plants at their primary residence*. When grown indoors, these plants must be kept in a separate, locked space. When grown outdoors, they must be located behind a locked enclosure that is at least 1.52 metres high.
Plants and/or seedlings need to come from Cannabis NB or a Cannabis NB approved retailers.
*If you are a tenant, landlords can restrict growing cannabis in their properties.
In New Brunswick, consuming cannabis in public is not permitted. Consumption of cannabis in any form is be prohibited anywhere but:
If consuming cannabis in another residence, you must have the permission of the homeowner.
There are no restrictions on how much cannabis a person can keep at home.
Smoke-free Places Act Information Line
The Smoke-free Places Act Information Line toll-free number is 1-866-234-4234.
Landlords can restrict smoking and growing cannabis in their properties but not overall cannabis consumption.
If a landlord has units where smoking is permitted, they cannot restrict the smoking of cannabis. Medical cannabis consumers are still restricted by the leases they sign. Cannabis will come in many forms and landlords will not be able to ban other forms of cannabis consumption.
The Residential Tenancies Tribunal recommends that landlords outline their expectations in their leases and that tenants are informed about their rights and responsibilities. Unless a lease says specifically that smoking, or cultivation of cannabis is prohibited, then once legal, it will be permitted in rental units.
Like alcohol, cannabis can cause impairment. And it is illegal to drive while impaired. Cannabis use of any kind in or on a vehicle (moving or not) on a roadway or on a managed trail is prohibited.
This also applies to:
In addition to criminal charges, sanctions for drug impaired driving include:
New drivers in the graduated licensing program and all drivers under 21 years of age must have zero level of drugs in their system.
The legislative framework was introduced in November 2017. The framework in place focuses on providing safe, legal access to cannabis in a responsible manner, while ensuring New Brunswick is taking advantage of the full range of economic opportunity this industry provides.
The framework includes:
Other related Acts and Regulations: