Cannabis is now legal in every province and territory in Canada, and the laws are very generous. As long as you’re 19 or over (18 in Alberta and Quebec) you can buy and use all kinds of cannabis products in-store or online. You can smoke in private or in certain public spaces in certain provinces. But what about traveling with weed?
Fortunately, the laws in Canada also allow you to travel with cannabis either by land or air. However, there are still a few important rules you need to be aware of. Here’s everything you need to know about traveling with weed.
Traveling With Weed By Plane
In most countries, flying with weed should be avoided at all costs. Not only will it be confiscated at security, but you could even get into legal trouble. However, with cannabis now legal all over Canada, you can travel by plane with a decent amount of weed.
Since cannabis became legal in Canada, CATSA changed its rules for flying with weed in Canada. As long as you’re of legal age, you’re able to fly with up to 30 grams of weed. It’s classified as an “allowed item”, which means you’re able to carry it either in your carry-on luggage or checked luggage.
You can also carry the equivalent of other products. Keep in mind that liquid products in your carry-on can’t be more than 100ml. It’s also important to note that you’re only able to carry weed on domestic flights within Canada. You can’t carry any kind of cannabis products on international flights going out of or coming into Canada.
Traveling With Weed By Land
Much like with air travel, you can travel with weed anywhere in Canada. That means that you can take cannabis in your car, on a bus, on a train or any other form of land transport. However, you still need to adhere to a few simple rules.
Public possession limits still apply when you’re traveling by either public or private transport. That means you should have no more than 30 grams of weed or the equivalent of other cannabis products. You’ll also need to respect the laws of other provinces. While users in Alberta and Quebec can possess weed from 18, you must be at least 19 in every other province.
If you’re traveling by car, keep weed out of reach in a closed container. You should also, under no circumstances, cross the United States border with any cannabis products. Even though weed is legal in states such as Washington, there are still strict laws against taking weed across international borders. However, if you’re traveling within Canada and follow the law, you’ll have no problem traveling with weed.
Should You Travel With Weed?
Although traveling with your stash of weed might seem more convenient, you might want to avoid it in some cases, especially if you’re traveling by plane. Although the laws on cannabis are much more relaxed in Canada, traveling with weed in a plane is usually not recommended and you may have it confiscated at security.
Traveling with weed by land will be much easier, as long as you obey provincial laws. For instance, don’t take weed out of Alberta or Quebec if you’re 18 years old and don’t smoke in places where it’s prohibited. However, keep in mind that you can’t take weed across the country’s borders under any circumstances.
It’s also worth noting that you don’t necessarily have to travel with weed in Canada. The country is now full of legal cannabis stores which make it easy to pick up weed no matter what province you’re in. Additionally, you can buy weed online for quick and efficiently anywhere in Canada- even in areas without cannabis stores.
Traveling With CBD
Traveling with CBD can be a tricky subject, especially with countries often have contrasting laws on the use of these products. Some CBD products are based on cannabis, and unless you’re traveling domestically in Canada, you shouldn’t travel with these. However, with hemp-based CBD products legal in the United States and many other countries, can you travel with them?
Despite the widespread legality of CBD, traveling across international borders with CBD products can still result in some trouble. For instance, there have been some recent cases of Canadians being detained for taking CBD across the US border. Although the TSA recently made it legal to travel with CBD Oil in the US, traveling across the border with cannabis-based products in any form is still illegal, including CBD.
Hemp-based products might not raise as much of an alarm, but it’s still best to avoid traveling with them. If you’re traveling to a country where CBD is legal, it’s more convenient to buy it after you land. If you’re traveling within Canada, you can also buy CBD online.
Alternatives To Traveling With Weed
Traveling with weed often isn’t necessary, and many users may wish to avoid it just in case of any problems with airport security. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy weed while you travel. In fact, it’s incredibly easy if you live in Canada.
There are numerous options to smoke weed while you’re traveling within Canada. Most provinces now have plenty of cannabis stores which serve all kinds of cannabis products to adults. However, even if you don’t find one nearby, you can order everything from cannabis strains to edibles online for delivery anywhere in the country.
If you’re traveling to other countries, you’ll have to respect the local laws. However, countries such as the United States and Holland still have places where you can easily buy weed. Hemp-based CBD products will usually cause less hassle, but these may still be classified as cannabis products when you travel and should not be taken across international borders. Fortunately, it’s also easy to buy CBD Oil in many countries.
In most countries, traveling with weed isn’t recommended and you should never fly internationally while carrying weed. However, in Canada, you’re legally able to travel with weed either by land or air as long as you follow possession laws. If you don’t want to travel with weed, you can always buy weed after you reach your destination or even order weed for delivery.