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.