Marijuana Laws for Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Weed Stamp

Legal Age: 19

Driving High Is Considered a DUI

Can Have 30 Grams of Legal Dried Cannabis


The Basics

If you live in the Northwest Territories or visiting , the legal age is 19 years old to smoke marijuana. Be careful, even though it’s legal, it remains illegal to offer cannabis to anyone under the legal age. You have the right to carry 30 grams of legal dried cannabis and, you can share up to 30 grams of legal cannabis with other adults in Canada. Hey, sharing is caring, I’m glad they’re using that term! Even though you can buy marijuana from stores, edibles will still remain illegal to sell.

Where to Buy Marijuana?

If you are looking for a place to purchase cannabis, you can buy marijuana products from Northwest Territories Liquor Corporation and Cannabis Commission (NTLCC) licensed retailer. If you don’t have time to go to the store or don’t have a way, you can always order online. Although, in the NWT there is only one website where you can purchase cannabis legally. Visit the NTLCC’s online store and they deliver within the Northwest Territories. You will not be able to legally buy from another Website if you have a NWT address.

You can grow up to four plants per household. Although plants can only be grown indoors and not visible to the public. For those who live in apartments, condos or multi-family dwellings; you might subject to rules defined by rental agreement bylaws. Make sure to speak with your landlord before growing cannabis plants in your household.

Now if you’re visiting the stores, make sure you always have ID with you. They will be verifying the age of anyone who appears to be under 30 at the entrance in order to be allowed in the sales area. The online retail website will have an age verification process when entering the site, at the time of sale and at product delivery.

Operating a Vehicle

Northwest Territories Laws state that smoking and driving is illegal and considered as driving under the influence (DUI). Driving while marijuana or other intoxicants are present in your system is dangerous to you and others. So, don’t smoke and drive! Also, while in a vehicle, if you have marijuana with you make sure it’s in a closed package and not within reach of the vehicle driver or any passenger.

Where can I Smoke?

Northwest Territories Laws has its limits. Now obviously, there are many places we can’t smoke such as playgrounds, school grounds, sports fields, childcare centers, parks and any public places. Therefore, for those who take the bus, be careful! It’s prohibited to smoke in bus shelters, bicycle paths, or on the grounds of Universities or Colleges. It’s pretty simple, you can’t use a vaporizer or smoke cannabis where the law prohibits the use of tobacco.

Here’s where it hurts, if you don’t follow one of these laws, you can receive a cannabis offense which could result in a fine ranging from $2,000 to $100,000, imprisonment of 3 to 12 months, or both. No one deserves this kind of punishment, so please make sure you follow the laws and smoke wisely!

Additional Information

Northwest Territories Online Cannabis Shop | NWT Liquor and Cannabis Commission