Starting October 17, adults can take up to 30 grams of cannabis on domestic flights in Canada. Of course, taking any type of cannabis (recreational or medicinal) outside Canada is still prohibited.
October 17 is also when recreational cannabis becomes legal in the country.
Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau explained to the Canadian Press: “As long as the flight is domestic, then people are allowed to bring up to a certain quantity for their personal use.”
“However, I would remind Canadians again that, if they are going on flights that cross into the United States or go to other countries, that the rules of that country where they are going are the rules that apply,” he added.
The Canadian Press also reported that the Canadian Air Transport Safety Authority is working with Transport Canada to revise the protocols according to the new cannabis legislation. A CATSA spokesperson said they plan to finalize the procedures soon.