Learn more about marijuana in Newfoundland and Labrador
Where Are the Dispensaries Located in Newfoundland and Labrador?▼
Where Can Cannabis Be Consumed?▼
The use of cannabis “will be restricted to private residences,” meaning it is not allowed to be consumed in a public place, a place where smoking tobacco is prohibited, a vehicle or boat, or a cannabis retail location. Under the Lieutenant-Governor’s discretion, certain places that fall outside a private residence may be designated as smoker-friendly. Public consumption could carry a $50-$500 fine while consumption in a vehicle could carry a $300-$10,000 fine.
Is Drug Testing Legal in Newfoundland and Labrador?▼
Throughout Canada, drug testing is legal if the employer has a reasonable cause - but it’s not necessarily easy to justify that reasonable cause. If the employer believes that the individual is intoxicated on the job or that their consumption somehow leads to negative outcomes for the business, a drug test is an accepted, legal course of action. In many cases, though, the termination of an employee as a result of a drug test can be overturned.
Is Marijuana Delivery Legal in Newfoundland and Labrador?▼
According to Newfoundland and Labrador’s Bill 20, “An Act Respecting the Control and Sale of Cannabis”, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council has the ability to make regulations that permit the purchase and delivery of recreational cannabis from an online source. The roll-out of these services will come subsequent to the opening of legal recreational stores in the province.
On the medical side, delivery is the primary legal method to obtaining cannabis.
How Can Cannabis Be Paid For?▼
With the national passage of the Cannabis Act, banks are now able to offer lines of service to companies in and around the cannabis industry. This means that individuals may use debit and credit cards when paying for marijuana, as opposed to largely cash-based markets in the United States.
Cash will still be an accepted method of payment.