Newfoundland & Labrador
Cannabis is now legal in Newfoundland and Labrador for people aged 19 and above as of October 17, 2018. Adults of legal age can buy, possess, and use cannabis products as long as they respect federal and provincial regulations.
The Control and Sale of Cannabis Act, which outlines the structure for Newfoundland and Labrador’s cannabis industry, was enacted by provincial politicians in advance of legalization. The legislation was enacted to protect the public and encourage a responsible industry in the province.
Newfoundland and Labrador have set the minimum age for cannabis purchase and use at 19.
Adults age 19 or up are permitted to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis.
When buying legal cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador, there are two choices:
- Licensed cannabis retailers (LCRs) controlled by the Newfoundland and Liquor Corporation (NLC)
- Online at the Cannabis NL website
Adults of legal age are legally allowed to consume cannabis in private residences or land close to a private residence in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Adults 19 years of age and older are legally permitted to transport cannabis in their vehicles, provided they fulfill the following guidelines:
- Adults of legal age are permitted to transport up to 30 grams of cannabis.
- The cannabis must be in its original packaging, which has never been opened.
- The cannabis must be out of access to the driver and any passengers of the vehicle.
Driving While Intoxicated
Driving while under the influence of cannabis is strictly prohibited in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Adults of legal age are permitted to grow up to four cannabis plants per home.
Is cannabis legal in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Yes, on October 17, 2018, cannabis was made legal across Canada including in Newfoundland and Labrador.
What is the legal age for cannabis possession and consumption in Newfoundland and Labrador?
How much cannabis can I possess in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Adults of legal age may possess up to 30 grams of cannabis. Adults are also allowed to have up to four cannabis plants per household.
Where can I consume cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Adults 19 years of age and older are allowed to legally consume cannabis in private dwellings. Cannabis use is outlawed in public places, motor vehicles, and any other location where alcohol is prohibited.
Can I grow my own cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Yes, individuals aged 19 and above are permitted to grow up to four plants per household.
Am I allowed to transport cannabis within Newfoundland and Labrador?
Yes, adults of legal age are permitted to transport cannabis in their cars as long as the amount transported is under the legal limit, is secured in closed packaging, and is kept out of reach of the driver and other passengers.
Where can I purchase recreational cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Adults of legal age can buy recreational cannabis from licensed retailers governed by the Newfoundland and Liquor Corporation (NLC) or online at the CannabisNL website.