Canadians to be Allowed to Legally Pack Cannabis on Flights
Good news for cannabis consumers traveling in Canada: You’ll soon be able to legally pack cannabis through the nation’s airports. It is likely Canadians will be made able to legally pack cannabis of up to an oz when flying domestically.
Transportation Minister Marc Garneau announced this week that travelers flying within the country will be able to pack up to 30 grams of cannabis—a more generous amount than many consumers were expecting. Passengers are free to pack cannabis products in either their checked luggage or a carry-on, a Transport Canada spokesperson told Agence France-Presse.
The new policy kicks in on Oct. 17, as the nationwide cannabis market goes live.
The new policy isn’t for everyone. Flying out of the country with cannabis—including to US states where the drug is legal—will remain prohibited. (Bringing cannabis into Canada is illegal no matter how you enter the country.) And rules still forbid smoking or vaping cannabis at Canada’s airports.
Officials are still working to finalize procedures around the new rule. The Canadian Air Transport Safety Authority, which oversees the nation’s airport screeners, has said it expects to iron out details in the coming days.