Members sought for New Brunswick cannabis research and education fund committee

FREDERICTON, N.B. – The provincial government is calling for expressions of interest for participation on the Cannabis Education and Awareness Fund’s advisory committee. The government is also contributing $250,000 to the fund.

“Your government recognizes that there are many components to consider as we prepare for the legalization of recreational-use cannabis,” said Finance Minister Cathy Rogers. “The Cannabis Education and Awareness Fund’s advisory committee will be responsible for advising on what projects could be supported by the fund. I encourage interested parties and individuals that share an interest in corporate social responsibility, research, or education and awareness to put their names forward.”

The committee will be established under the Cannabis Education and Awareness Fund Act and will provide advice and recommendations to the minister of finance. It will have seven members: the chair of the Cannabis Management Corporation or their designate, three senior civil servants, including the chief medical officer of health,

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