Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network
And we thought Ontario’s LCBO-controlled monopoly was bad.
On Nov. 7, New Brunswick introduced its proposed Cannabis Control Act, which among other things, requires you to store your cannabis in a locked container or room when at home, treating cannabis the same way as firearms!
As New Brunswick’s justice and public safety minister told Global, “For people here in New Brunswick who have guns in their houses, it’s locked. It’s their responsibility. This will be the same thing”.
There’s no word yet on whether New Brunswick will force you to lock up your liquor or medicine cabinets, too.
Michael Spratt, an Ottawa-based criminal defence lawyer, called NB’s proposal “completely absurd”, telling CBC, “It represents a myopic and outdated thinking that has characterized the war on drugs that has been unsuccessful for the last 100 years”.
What else is in New Brunswick’s Cannabis Control Act?
Other measures in New Brunswick’s Cannabis Control Act include a minimum age of 19 to possess, cultivate, and consume cannabis. Those under 19 are not only prohibited from purchasing cannabis smoking and vaping supplies, they aren’t allowed in any establishment that sells cannabis- even if they are accompanied by their parents.
Public consumption is also banned, and the provincial government hasn’t said whether consumption spaces will be allowed yet. Also, if you decide to do a little personal cultivation, you’re going to have to secure it somehow, regardless if you’re growing indoors or outdoors.