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CANNABIS is legal in New Brunswick. But that doesn’t mean it’s right for me.

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Consuming cannabis is a personal choice but it can have short and long-term effects on your health and on those around you. Understand the risk and make an informed decision about your personal consumption.

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The law requires you to be 19 years or older to possess, purchase and consume cannabis in NB.

Is cannabis for you?

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Are you under 25?

  • Consuming cannabis under the age of 25 can cause long-lasting damage to the brain.
  • People under the age of 19 can be fined or prosecuted if they’re caught with cannabis.  
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Are you or someone in your family living with mental health issues?

  • Regular cannabis consumption (or start of consumption at a young age) has been linked to depression, anxiety and can aggravate bipolar disorder in both adolescents and adults.
  • Cannabis consumption can increase the risk of developing mental illness like psychosis or schizophrenia in those who have a personal or family history.
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Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • A pregnant or breastfeeding mother's consumption of cannabis can affect her baby child which can cause health problems for the baby.
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Are you a passenger or driving a vehicle?

  • Drivers cannot be impaired while driving any kind of vehicle and passengers cannot consume cannabis in any form in the vehicle.
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Are you a heavy or frequent user?

  • Consuming cannabis frequently (daily or almost every day) increases the risk of developing mental illnesses, including suicide, depression, and anxiety disorders.
  • Smoke and second-hand smoke is harmful for all of us because toxic material is absorbed by lungs.  

Are you 55+ years old?

  • As we age there are changes in the body, including how the body processes food, drink and medications. This can alter how cannabis and other drugs are metabolized and can make older adults more vulnerable to the effects of cannabis.
  • If you are considering consuming cannabis, consult a healthcare practitioner.
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I understand the risks. I will make informed decisions about my personal cannabis use.