September 25, 2018 ~ Get ready for change. The legalization of non-medical cannabis is set for next month, on October 17, 2018.
The provincial government is encouraging Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to learn more ahead of that legalization date. A website has been set up with information: www.gov.nl.ca/cannabis.
Cannabis will be able to be purchased at licensed retailers or through the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation’s online store.
The online shop will sell cannabis flower, plants, seeds and oils that will be delivered to homes throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The recipient will have to show valid I.D. and will have to sign for the package.
People will be allowed to buy up to 30 grams in one transaction.
The federal government has not yet approved edibles. NLC “expects to be able to offer these products in 2019.”
More than thirty potential retailers across the province are going through the approval process. Loblaw (Dominion) at 17 Cromer Avenue, Grand Falls-Windsor, is one of the qualified applicants to become a Licensed Cannabis Retailer.
Key rules to remember:
In NL you will have to be at least 19 years old to buy, consume or possess cannabis.
You will not be permitted to consume cannabis in public places.
But you will be allowed to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in a public place.
Residents will be able to grow up to four plants per private residence.
Driving while impaired will “remain a serious criminal offence…”
Read more at: www.gov.nl.ca/cannabis
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