Cannabis will be sold in the province’s 24 privately-owned licensed stores starting October 17, 2018. Normal store openings are 9am, but on Oct. 17 there will be a special 12:01 opening at many stores.
Online ordering will be available in later 2018 or 2019.
Each province sets its own legal age, as with alcohol. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the minimum age for purchase and possession is 19.
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Private stores will be allowed to sell a range of dried cannabis (aka flower or buds), pre-rolls, cannabis oils, capsules, and seeds for home growing, from seven licensed producers. Edibles are not yet allowed, but are expected to enter the market nationwide in October 2019.
Yes. Twenty-four private-run cannabis retail store applicants have been approved by the provincial government, including four Tweed stores, although it is unclear how many will open on legalization day.
Bonus opening: The province’s cannabis regulator is allowing a one-time-only opening time of 12:01am on Wed., Oct. 17, in order to celebrate the very first legal cannabis sales in Canada. Many of the province’s stores will open at that time, but must close at 2am. They’ll then re-open at their normal 9am start time.
All over! 24 stores, including one in Labrador and 8 in St. John’s. We’ve got an entire page listing the location of stores open in the province on Oct. 17: Recreational Stores in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Online sales of cannabis products will be available at a later date, probably not on Oct. 17.
Those 19 and up can possess up to one ounce (30 grams) of dried cannabis in public.
Cannabis transported in a motor vehicle have an unbroken seal or be stored such that it is inaccessible to the driver or a passenger. Rule of thumb: Keep it sealed and in the trunk.
Each customer is limited to the federal possession limit, which is 30 grams of dried cannabis, 30 cannabis seeds, or an equivalent amount of cannabis oil.
No. In Newfoundland and Labrador, retailers will not be permitted to allow those who are under 18 from entering cannabis stores.
Cannabis use will not be allowed in public places, motor vehicles or boats. You may be able to consume cannabis in hotels rooms or apartment units if the building owner or operator allows you to do so. That rule also applies to those that seek to consume cannabis on a rented campsite.
The federal Cannabis Act allows adults to cultivate up to four plants per residence, and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is no different.
Can you transport cannabis from one province to another? Yes. But you must abide by the federal public possession limit, which is 30 grams of dried cannabis per person. Important: Do not attempt to transport cannabis across any international border. Cannabis is legal in Washington state, Vermont, Alaska, and Maine, but the border crossing is a federal zone. And cannabis remains federally illegal in the United States.
Yes, as long as you remain within Canada and abide by the possession limits of the departure province and the arrival province. But please be mindful. The fragrance of cannabis flower can be powerful, and not everybody enjoys it in the close confines of an airplane cabin.
The provincially-run Cannabis NL will act as the middleman in all cannabis commerce within the province. Private licensed producers (LPs) will deliver their packaged and branded products.
The government passed the Act to Amend the Liquor Corporation Act as well as the Control & Sale of Cannabis Act, which sets out the parameters of lawful sale, purchase and consumption of cannabis in the province.
There are no caps on the number of stores one entity or company can open in Newfoundland and Labrador.