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Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador allows adults to consume cannabis in the comfort of a private dwelling, or yard attached to a private dwelling. It restricts adults from consuming recreational cannabis in a public place, motor vehicle, or boat. 

Depending on the building owner’s decision, you may be able to consume cannabis in hotel rooms or units in apartment buildings, but you cannot consume it in common areas of these buildings. 

You may be able to consume cannabis on a rented campsite, subject to restrictions imposed by the park owner or operator.

Age to buy


Must be 19 years old to purchase or possess cannabis

How many plants per household?


Maximum of four cannabis plants per household; cannabis stored or grown in a private home must be kept in a locked container or room

How to access

The province’s liquor corporation is responsible for, among other things, buying, importing, and controlling the sale of cannabis. Private retailers are permitted to sell cannabis and government-run online sales.

You can purchase Tweed through Cannabis NL, or you can find a Tweed store near you.

This information was obtained from various government frameworks on the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. For further information on this topic, you should consult the relevant government websites. This section is not intended to provide legal advice and must not be relied upon as such. While we will try to keep the information in this section up to date, we cannot guarantee that the information will be current at all times. For all legal inquiries, please make sure to consult a lawyer.