Cannabis & Travel – What you need to know

It’s time to educate yourself! Cannabis is now legal.

#1 – How much cannabis can you travel with domestically (within Canada)?

The public possession limit under federal legislation is 30 grams. Legal amounts of recreational cannabis will be premitted in carry on or checked baggage when travelling domestically.

#2 – Do you have to declare it?

No, passengers who are travelling domestically (within Canada) will not have to declare dried cannabis when being screened as it will be a legal substance. However, if the cannabis is in the form of cannabis oil it will be subjected to the 100ml limit at pre-board screening and must be placed with other liquids, aerosols and gels in a 1-litre clear closed and re-sealable plastic bag.

#3 – How much cannabis can you travel with internationally (outside Canada).

You may NOT take cannabis out of the country. Taking cannabis across the border will remain a criminal offense and applies regardless of the amount of cannabis you have with you, whether you hold a medical document authorizing the use of cannabis for medicial purposes or whether you are travelling to or from an area with legalized or decriminalized cannabis.

Key Message: Don’t take it in, don’t take it out!

#4 – Can you smoke cannabis at the airport?

No, cannabis consumption is not promitted on airport property. This includes the areas outside the terminal building designated for tobacco smoking.

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