Cannabis Officially Legal in Canada

The recreational use of cannabis is now officially legal in Canada.

The supply, distribution and retail of cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador is being regulated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC).

Each province and territory has set its own rules for cannabis, including the legal minimum age, where you can buy it, where you can use it, and how much you can possess.

In Newfoundland and Labrador you must be 19 to possess or purchase cannabis.

Law enforcement are trained to detect drug-impaired driving.

The Cannabis Act establishes serious criminal penalties for those who sell or provide cannabis to youth. It also establishes new offences and strict penalties for those who use youth to commit a cannabis offence.

The Cannabis Act permits adults to cultivate up to 4 cannabis plants per household (not per person). Provinces and territories have the flexibility to apply added restrictions on personal cultivation. There are recommended safety and security measures for growing plants that should be considered, such as safe storage and proper ventilation.