(NC) — Now that recreational cannabis is legal in Canada, people have a lot of questions about what’s changed, particularly related to travel.
As of October 2018, cannabis is permitted in legal amounts on board domestic flights within the country. In the case of recreational dried cannabis, the legal amount is 30 grams per person. Medical marijuana is permitted in larger amounts, but the traveller should be prepared to show medical documentation.
However, it remains illegal to cross international borders with cannabis. That means if you’re flying out of the country, even to another place where cannabis is legal, you can’t bring it with you.
Note that cannabis oil is also permitted on flights within Canada, but it’s subject to the liquid restrictions – it must be in a container of 100 milliliters or less in your carry-on. However, this doesn’t apply if it’s for medical purposes.
Find more info about travelling with cannabis at travel.gc.ca/cannabis.