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Where can you buy cannabis in Northwest Territories?
Cannabis is sold in five NWT liquor stores—Norman Wells, Hay River, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, and Yellowknife. The liquor store in Inuvik will not be selling cannabis. For those living in the NWT’s 28 other communities, cannabis can be ordered online through the Northwest Territories Liquor and Cannabis Commission website, with Canada Post delivering direct to consumers.
To find the retail cannabis stores near you, use Leafly’s Store Finder. It’ll map nearby stores and connect you to each store’s updated menu.
What can you grow?
You can grow your own cannabis strains at home for personal use in Northwest Territories.
- Limit of four plants per household from seeds bought from licensed cannabis retailers
- Plants must be hidden from public view
- Landlords may limit or ban growing
What’s the tax rate?
Canada’s federal government has proposed a cannabis excise tax across each province/territory of 10 per cent of the product price, or $1 per gram, whichever is higher. The federal government will hand over 75% of excise tax revenue to provinces for the first two years after legalization.
Sales tax rates of 5-15% may be applied by each individual province in addition to the federal excise tax. (Further details are forthcoming.)
What happens to medical cannabis?
Nothing. Canada’s medical cannabis system remains exactly as it was prior to October 17, 2018.