If you live in Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador province or have ever visited, you are probably aware of it’s stunning natural beauty.
The area is home to Gros Morne National Park, Western Brook Pond, and Signal Hill that every outdoor lover will love.
And what better way to enjoy the outdoors and brisk mountain air than to light up a nice fat joint before exploring?
Now that recreational weed is legal in Canada, this is possible!
You can easily purchase weed anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador and take a few puffs before hitting the slopes or trekking through the wilderness.
Sounds nice, right?
Before you indulge in recreational weed, check out everything you need to known about Newfoundland and Labrador cannabis rules.
Also check out Everything you need to know about the Cannabis act in Canada, to see how things work on a federal level.
Who is considered legal to smoke here?
As long as you are at least 19 years old, you are legally allowed to smoke and buy weed.
If you are younger than this and caught with weed there is a set fine of $100.
You can get into more trouble if you are caught selling to minors; if you are caught, you could face jail time and even lose your retail license.
If you are buying from a retail shop, be sure to always have your ID on you or else you’ll leave empty-handed.
Where is it legal to smoke and where is it prohibited?
The only actual legal place to smoke in Newfoundland and Labrador is within the comforts of your own home.
Smoking in public places, your car, or in your workplace isn’t allowed according to NL cannabis rules.
There are strict laws especially when it comes to smoking in your vehicle.
There have been recent changes to the Highway Traffic Act adding rules about cannabis; you can be charged anywhere from $300 to $10,000 if you’re caught consuming it in your car.
Where can you buy your legal weed according to Newfoundland and Labrador cannabis rules?
There will be private retailers throughout the province where you can buy your weed products.
As long as these shops are licensed through the NLC – Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation – the weed you purchase is legal.
There is also the option to purchase online through a government website.
What are the possession laws?
Just like the majority of the provinces, the legal limit for purchasing weed from a licensed retailer is 30 grams.
This is equivalent to about one ounce of dried cannabis.
So if you are in public, be sure you don’t have more than this amount on you.
What’s the deal with growing your own weed? Is it possible in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Newfoundlanders are some of the lucky ones who are now able to grow plants for recreational use.
Residents can have up to four plants within the house.
This doesn’t mean if you live with three roomies you can grow twelve plants in the house – the legal amount would still just be four.
If you rent, be sure to check with the property owner before you start growing.
If you aren’t from New Brunswick, check below to learn about the Cannabis Act rules and regulations for your province.