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Regulatory Compliance

All Licensed Cannabis Retailers (LCR) are responsible for knowing and following the rules set out in the Cannabis Control Act and the Smoke Free Environment Act 2005, as well as the specific terms and conditions of their license. NLC's Regulatory Services department is responsible for taking enforcement action if an LCR does not comply with the law.

Download the LCR Handbook

NLC’s Liquor Control Inspectors conduct regular inspections of all licensed premises to ensure they comply with the Acts and license conditions. These inspections may be done without notice to the license holder. Liquor Control Inspectors may also do other unannounced inspections from time to time to monitor compliance or to follow up on a complaint or report of questionable activity.

If a Liquor Control Inspector determines a licensee has failed to comply with the Cannabis Control Act or Smoke Free Environment Act 2005, the Inspector will issue an unsatisfactory Inspection Report. The Inspection Report will explain the violations identified by the Liquor Control Inspector.

Non-Compliance Consequences

  • Letter of reprimand
  • Suspension of license
  • Cancellation of license

Category Articles

  • Resources


    There are many resources available with Socially Responsible content, Federal and Provincial Legislation, usage guidelines. Cannabis use for non-medical purposes is governed by federal and provincial legislation.

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  • Community Partnerships

    Community Partnerships

    NLC works closely with law enforcement partners Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), as well as non-governmental organizations, to raise awareness of the dangers of drug-impaired driving. We are committed to supporting their efforts through roadside checks during long weekends and holidays and creating awareness of zero tolerance for impaired driving.

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