Mark Furey says his department is analyzing the results of an online survey last month.
He says 31,000 people responded to the survey, which ran between Oct. 6 and Oct. 27.
It sought public opinion on issues including legal age, and where marijuana should be purchased and used.
Earlier this week, New Brunswick proposed legislation that would set the minimum age at 19.
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SOURCE: The Canadian Press. (November 9, 2017). CTV News. Retrieved from http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/legal-marijuana-n-s-to-release-minimum-age-and-retail-model-by-year-s-end-1.3670936