Français
 

Top 3 in 10

We believe New Brunswick can be one of the
top three healthiest provinces in 10 years.

News and Updates

04/13/2017
Statement on the new federal bill on recreational marijuana

While we appreciate the emphasis the new federal bill on recreational marijuana legalization has placed on protecting youth, we are disappointed the government has set the legal minimum age at 18 years. Though people may be legally recognized as adults on their 18th birthday, in medical terms their brain continues to develop until the age of 25. We believe marijuana should not be sold to those under 25 due to its effects on brain development. However, we also recognize that a minimum age of 21 would be more realistic, as this would balance young adult access with clinical brain development.

See more NBMS News

NBMS Member Login