CannabisNB Has Been Officially Announced By The New Brunswick Government

New Brunswick announces the name of liquor subsidiary that will operate 20 stand-alone stores starting in July.

CannabisNB will be the name of the New Brunswick government’s cannabis retail stores when they open next year.

Finance Minister Cathy Rogers announced on Monday that a trademark application has been filed for the name of the NB Liquor subsidiary that will be created to oversee 20 stand-alone stores in 15 communities across the province.

“Your government recognizes that the retail model will play a significant role as we enter this new market and I am pleased to provide New Brunswickers with an update,” said Rogers.

CannabisNB Has Made A Promise

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Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016.

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The government has vowed to tightly regulate recreational cannabis use once it’s legalized by the federal government in July.

The legal age for possession and consumption in New Brunswick will be 19. Those below the age limit won’t be allowed in the stores and the product will be under glass. In addition, smoking marijuana in public places will be banned. Also, users will be allowed to carry up to 30 grams with them.

Finally, there will be no limit on how much users can keep at home. Additionally, the product must be stored in a locked container or locked room.

“Your government recognizes that the retail model will play a significant role as we enter this new market and I am pleased to provide New Brunswickers with an update,” said Finance Minister Cathy Rogers, in a release. “CannabisNB will help us achieve the goals of the legislative framework your government has introduced.”

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A pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis facility in Toronto. While a New Brunswick producer is predicting $200 million per year in annual production.

via The Star

CannabisNB does have hope that it will benefit the community. It will help to achieve goals within the legislative framework. 

Nova Scotia and P.E.I. both set their legal age for marijuana at 19 last week. Each taking different paths on how weed will be sold.

P.E.I. will sell marijuana at stand-alone outlets run separately by its liquor commission. On the other hand, Nova Scotia said pot will be sold alongside alcohol in its provincial liquor stores.

 

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