How to Have Cannabis in Your Car Without Getting in Trouble With The Law

Article by Jen White, CBC News

How to have cannabis in your car without getting in trouble with the law Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Cpl. Jolene Garland shares tips about how to safely and legally transport cannabis Jen White · CBC News RCMP Cpl. Jolene Garland says no one is allowed to consume cannabis within a vehicle, whether it's the driver or any other passenger. (Mark Cumby/CBC)

If you purchase cannabis at a retailer in Newfoundland and Labrador, the RCMP says there are some things to keep in mind to ensure you transport it safely and legally.

Here’s The Lowdown from Cpl. Jolene Garland on how to carry cannabis in your car.

A person is allowed to have a maximum of 30 grams of dried cannabis, either in public or in a car — but Garland says that it can’t be readily accessible to anyone in a vehicle. And no one is allowed to consume cannabis in a vehicle, whether it’s the driver or any passenger.

“A person can take the sealed package … and place it pretty well anywhere in the vehicle,” said Garland.

“If the seal has been broken, or if you’re taking cannabis that you’ve grown from your home in a dried form … it has to be [stored] in a place that’s inaccessible or not readily available to the driver or any other occupants in the vehicle.”

That means it can’t be stored in a car’s centre console, glove box, or underneath the seat.

“Unsealed cannabis can be stored legally and properly [in] the trunk of a car … the back hatch of an SUV, or the back of a minivan … [or] pickup truck,” said Garland.

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