Because Newfoundland and Labrador’s geographical position puts their time zone 30 minutes ahead of the rest of Canada, at 12 a.m. on October 17, 2018, the first legal Canadian cannabis sale was made in the province. Now, adults 19 years of age and older may purchase cannabis products legally across Newfoundland and Labrador from select province-licensed retailers.
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Is cannabis legal in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Yes, cannabis was officially legalized nationwide in Canada and in Newfoundland and Labrador on October 17, 2018. Medical cannabis is also legal in the province.
What is the legal age for cannabis possession and consumption in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Adults 19 years of age and older are legally permitted to purchase, possess, consume and grow cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador.
How much cannabis can I possess in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Adults of age are legally allowed to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in public. Additionally, adults may possess up to four cannabis plants per household.
Where can I consume cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Cannabis consumption is prohibited in public places, motor vehicles or any other place that alcohol consumption is banned. Newfoundland and Labrador allows cannabis consumption within a private home or yard attached to a private home.
Is medical cannabis still available in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Yes. The legalization of recreational cannabis has no impact on the already established medical cannabis program for they are two entirely separate entities.
Can I grow my own cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Yes. Adults of age are legally allowed to cultivate up to 4 cannabis plants per household. Cannabis must be grown indoors, or in a secure building on the premises such as a shed or garage. Growing cannabis outdoors is illegal.
Am I allowed to transport cannabis within Newfoundland and Labrador?
Yes. Adults of age are legally allowed to transport up to 30 grams of cannabis within Newfoundland and Labrador. The cannabis must be stored in the original container with an unbroken seal. The cannabis must also be inaccessible to the driver and passengers within the vehicle. Consuming cannabis within a motor vehicle is strictly illegal.
Where can I purchase recreational cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Non-medical cannabis is only legally available for purchase within licensed stores regulated by the Newfoundland and Liquor Corporation (NLC) or through the CannabisNL online website. Adults of age can purchase up to 30 grams of cannabis at a time.
Are you of legal age for recreational marijuana or hold a valid medical marijuana card?
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