Since the passing of the Cannabis Act on October 17, 2018, many residents of the Newfoundland and Labrador province have been excited about the new changes that will come with it, especially for recreational marijuana.
However, there are still a few questions that have been left unanswered. Keep reading this article to discover some answers to your most burning questions about cannabis laws in Newfoundland and Labrador!
Persons residing in Newfoundland and Labrador need to be at least 19 years of age in order to purchase, consume and possess marijuana.
Persons who violate these laws could some steep face fines or criminal charges.
Where You Can Buy Cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador
On the day the Cannabis Act came into effect, a total of 22 physical stores were ready to sell cannabis. These stores were all private run but are the products are controlled and regulated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC).
The NLC has also set operating hours for these stores. Retail stores can be open between 9 and 2 am, seven days a week. Store owners can also pick their opening hours, once it is within those time periods.
These stores will require buyers to produce an ID if they wish to purchase any cannabis products.
The NLC also sells cannabis products online. Persons will also be required to produce an ID upon delivery.
Cannabis products include the dried flower, oil and capsules of various strains.
Prices are set by the NLC and are the same in-store as they are online.
Cannabis Possession Limit
Persons are only allowed to purchase and possess up to 30 grams of cannabis at any given time. Persons found in violation of these rules risk facing fines and even jail time.
Where You Can Consume Cannabis In Newfoundland and Labrador
Persons are only allowed to consume cannabis inside their private dwellings or backyard. Consuming cannabis in public in Newfoundland and Labrador is strictly prohibited unless you are using it for medicinal purposes in designated areas. Persons can even grow up to four recreational plants at home once it is out of the reach of minors and hidden from public view.
Landlords have the right to prohibit the consumption of marijuana on their property. This clause has even been added to the province’s rental agreement form. So be sure to check in with your landlord before you decided to roll one up!
While some landlords may allow consumption, others may place a ban or limit on growing. So be sure to check your rental agreement or have a discussion with them before you start planting any cannabis!
Consuming cannabis inside a car whether it is parked or moving is prohibited. (Even if you are a medical marijuana user). The only exception to this rule is vehicles such as RV that are used for dwellings. The vehicle must be parked, and if it is in a campground, persons must seek express permission from the campground’s owner to smoke there.
If cannabis is being stored in a vehicle, it must be stored out of the occupants reach in a sealed container. Persons are prohibited from transporting marijuana across the border, even if it is within possession limits.
Medical Cannabis laws remain the same in Newfoundland and Labrador
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