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Cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador


To prepare for the legalization of non-medical cannabis, the Provincial Government is implementing provincial laws and policies.

The goals for cannabis legalization in this province are:

  • Protecting public health by providing access to a safe supply of legal cannabis and encouraging low-risk use by those adults who choose to use it, while keeping it out of the hands of children

  • Promoting safety on our roads, in public places and in our workplaces

  • Reducing the burden on our criminal justice system

  • Keeping profits from the sale of cannabis out of the hands of criminals

  • Supporting new business opportunities

Non-medical cannabis is not legal yet. The Government of Canada has announced a legalization date of October 17, 2018.