Cannabis and travel
There are strict rules and regulations around travelling with cannabis. Before you travel with cannabis, get informed.
It’s illegal to transport cannabis across the Canadian border. It doesn’t matter whether you’re leaving or entering Canada, or what the laws of your destination are. Bottom line: don’t cross the border with cannabis.
The Government of Canada has important information you’ll need to know before travelling with cannabis. Check out this video to learn more.
Keep it Legal: Don't Take it Out
Canada Border Services information about cannabis and international travel.
Travelling between provinces
Cannabis laws are different between provinces and territories. This includes legal age, where you can smoke or vape, consume, and buy cannabis. Make sure to learn the laws before you travel. Check out the provincial and territorial websites for more details:
Travelling with cannabis
Please read the following information about travelling or using cannabis at EIA. It is your responsibility to understand all local, provincial, federal and international regulations related to cannabis.
Frequently asked questions
- You are allowed a maximum amount of 30 grams of cannabis in your possession
- You are allowed to travel between Canadian destinations with cannabis in your possession (either in carry-on or checked baggage)
- Passengers are not allowed to have more than 30 grams. Disposal bins are at all security screening checkpoints where passengers can dispose of cannabis prior to travelling. This will be collected by the RCMP for disposal.
- Regulations for travelling while intoxicated do not change. Airline employees are authorized to refuse service to a passenger they believe to be intoxicated.
Important: If you are legally travelling within Canada with cannabis and your flight is diverted into the United States, you may be required to disembark from the aircraft and go through the customs process. If this occurs, you must immediately contact the Canadian Embassy. You may be arrested and detained in the United States.
It is illegal to take any amount of cannabis across the Canadian border (entering or exiting).
It is illegal to cross any US border with cannabis or drug paraphernalia.
Canadians who work in the cannabis industry, or hold financial investments in the cannabis industry may be inadmissible to the United States if they are travelling for business-related reasons.
For more information, review:
Section 212(a)(2)(A) of the United States’ Immigration and Nationality Act
Passengers should research thoroughly before travelling to the United States with cannabis or paraphernalia for medical or recreational purposes.
More information is available:
US Customs and Border Protection Statement on Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana
Recreational cannabis use is prohibited on all EIA property.
Consumption of medicinal cannabis is permitted in any of our smoking zones with a valid prescription.