On top of the Canadian Cannabis Laws listed in the Cannabis Act, provinces also have their own laws and regulations to help govern the productions, usage, distribution, packaging, and sales of cannabis and cannabis-related products and services within their province.
In Newfoundland and Labrador, lawmakers passed The Control and Sale of Cannabis Act to define outlines for both the industry and legal consumers.
Consumption and Possession of Cannabis in Newfoundland & Labrador
In Newfoundland & Labrador, the minimum age for cannabis purchases and consumption is 19 years old. Anyone 19 or older is allowed to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis if they do not have a medical cannabis prescription. Also, anyone looking to engage in activities surrounding non-medical cannabis must have proof of ID.
Cannabis consumption throughout Newfoundland and Labrador is currently restricted to private residences and homes. Any public spaces such as parks, streets, restaurants, and more are prohibited. Driving under the influence of cannabis is strictly illegal and will result in penalties such as license suspensions, fines, car impoundment, and jail. When driving or transporting cannabis in Newfoundland & Labrador, it must be sealed in a closed package, within the legal limit amount, and out of reach of the driver and passengers.
Cultivation & Growing Cannabis Plants in Newfoundland and Labrador
Adults are legally allowed to grow 4 plants per household. It must be grown indoors, or within a structure such as a shed.
Apollo assists all Canadians in obtaining and registering their ACMPR Personal Production (Grow Your Own) License with Health Canada. In order to legally grow medical cannabis in Canada, you must:
(1) be over the age of 19
(2) have no prior cannabis convictions
(3) be prescribed medical cannabis by a physician
(4) fill out and submit an application to Health Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Workplaces & Cannabis
Employers should take all reasonable steps to ensure a worker does not work while impaired. This can include anything from alcohol, fatigue, and mental health. Workers have the obligation to perform their job safely and are expected to cooperate with their employer by reporting known impairment to ensure a safe work environment. The consumption of cannabis in the workplace is strictly prohibited.