As of October 17th, Cannabis is now legal in New Brunswick and throughout Canada. In response to the legalization, the New Brunswick Medical Society has launched a public awareness campaign to highlight the health risks that come with consuming recreational cannabis.
New Brunswick physicians are concerned that the health risks that come with using cannabis are being forgotten in the rush to find a new source of tax revenue.
The simple fact is legalization does not make cannabis safe.
Like tobacco and alcohol, cannabis use can lead to negative health impacts. People in New Brunswick now have the choice to consume cannabis legally, but it is important they understand the risks.
To learn more about the health, social and economic impacts of cannabis use, visit Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines online at camh.ca.
If you’re concerned about your cannabis use, addictions and mental health services are available across the province.
Government of Canada: Legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Canada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Reducing health risks related to cannabis use
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction: Marijuana