Newfoundland & Labrador Cannabis Laws

Find information on cannabis retail regulations and licensing procedures you need to know when opening and operating a dispensary in Newfoundland & Labrador

In over 2 years of legalization, the Canadian cannabis industry has enjoyed much success and despite the pandemic, legal cannabis sales surpassed all expectations in 2020. As of today, Newfoundland and Labrador has 27 legal cannabis retail stores spread out through the province and residents can also purchase cannabis safely and securely online.
Newfoundland allows retail sales by private operators but the province has also reserved the right to establish government-run stores or online shops in areas without private ones. The wholesale distribution will be carried out by the Newfoundland Liquor Corporation.
Be sure to check our Newfoundland dispensary laws page frequently, as information will be updated regularly as it becomes available, but this page is informational only and should not be considered legal advice. Check out our Canada dispensary laws page for information about regulations in other states.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cannabis Retail Sales

Remaining compliant with federal and provincial regulations will be critical. Learn the details of Newfoundland’s cannabis retail law here.

What kind of retail locations are authorized?

Cannabis retail locations will be run by private operators. Licensing/permitting information is not yet available. Distribution of wholesale cannabis will be government-run through the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation.

What are the purchase limits for retail customers?

Under Canada’s proposed Cannabis Act, public possession of more than 30 grams of dried cannabis or its equivalent will be unlawful. However, individual provinces may restrict daily purchase limits.

This answer will be updated as more information becomes available.

What is the minimum age of purchase for retail cannabis?

Newfoundland and Labrador have set the minimum age for cannabis purchase and consumption at 19.

Cannabis Tracking and Reporting

Cannabis tracking and reporting helps the government prevent diversion into the black market. Get the facts here.

What is required of cannabis retailers with regard to tracking and reporting?

The proposed Cannabis Act authorizes the Minister to establish a national cannabis tracking system and to require licensed operators to report all cannabis activity.

Details on the required information and timeframe for reporting have not yet been determined.

This answer will be updated as more information becomes available.


Ron Segev

Cannabis Business Lawyer & Founding Partner, Segev LLP

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Ron Segev

Ron Segev is the founding partner of Segev LLP. A practical-minded business lawyer with expertise in the cannabis industry, he represents cultivators, dispensaries, CBD extractors, oil extractors, food processors, media and marketing companies, consultancies, and other businesses in the legal cannabis market.

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