The short answer is yes, as long as your flight stays in Canada, passengers may pack up to 30 grams of recreational cannabis. Connoisseurs may also bring oils or topical products containing cannabinoids so long as their items adhere to safety regulations concerning liquids, aerosols, and gels. When flying with weed, there are fewer restrictions for medicinal cannabis products prescribed by a doctor.
Flying with weed on a flight that leaves Canada is illegal. There have been instances when Canadian domestic flights have had to make emergency landings in other countries with different marijuana laws, so you may want to save the hassle and just ship weed to your destination.
Travellers may pack marijuana in checked baggage or carry it onto a flight. You do not need a prescription or a receipt from a dispensary for the first 30 grams of bud or 100 ml of liquid such as cannabis oil. If you have a prescription, you may travel with more marijuana as allowed by the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.
Note that you must carry oils and other liquid products in a clear 1-litre bag with the rest of your liquids, aerosols, and gels. Flower doesn’t need to be packed in this way. Also, battery-powered vaping devices may be carried onto a flight but are not allowed in checked bags.
It is illegal to take weed onto international flights. Doing so violates Canadian law and may violate laws at your destination. Canadian law does not make distinctions that account for:
It is always illegal to board an international flight with any amount or type of cannabis.
Even if you have boarded a domestic flight with a legal amount of weed, your plane could be diverted or forced to make an emergency landing outside of Canada. This situation could be risky if your flight lands in the United States, where federal law enforcement could search your belongings.
Even if you land in a state where marijuana has been decriminalized, U.S. customs agents represent the federal government, which still considers pot a controlled substance. Possession of marijuana could land you a fine in the hundreds of dollars and result in a lifetime ban from entering the United States. Canadian drivers sometimes find themselves in a similar predicament when they mistakenly cross the border by car.
The easiest way to avoid confusion and possible legal entanglements is to have your weed shipped to your destination. Consider one of the many products offered here at Cheeba’s. We offer a wide selection and will be sure to send your order in the right packaging that will keep it fresh and ready to enjoy on your trip.