Government of New Brunswick

We all share common goals about the kind of cannabis culture we want to influence in our province. With our decisions, actions and legislation, we are building a culture that is safe, legal, responsible and limited to adults. We are prioritizing public health education and awareness, while taking advantage of the economic opportunity this new industry presents.

The public is reminded that the legalization of cannabis is accompanied by the following measures:

  • The legal age to purchase, possess, cultivate or consume cannabis is 19.
  • Consuming cannabis in public is not permitted.
  • Cannabis NB is the only legal retailer.
  • Cannabis NB stores are restricted to people aged 19 and older.
  • People aged 19 and older may have up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or equivalent in their possession when outside their home.
  • In the home, cannabis must be kept secured and inaccessible to minors.
  • People aged 19 and older may grow up to four plants on their own property for their personal use.
  • Driving while impaired is illegal.
  • It is illegal to take cannabis across Canada’s international borders.

New Brunswickers are urged to learn the rules and take the legal route should they choose to consume.

Using cannabis is a personal choice. There are short-term and long-term health risks associated with cannabis use, particularly for people under the age of 25, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and individuals with mental health issues or a family history of mental health issues.

It is important that New Brunswickers understand the risks in order to make informed decisions on their personal cannabis use.