Though medical cannabis has become a legal and widely accepted form of symptom relief for dozens of medical conditions, there continues to be a series of misconceptions and myths perpetuated about flying with medical marijuana.
To ensure that you experience minimal difficulty or delay, it is best to adhere to the following protocols:
- Bring a printed copy of your ACMPR medical document provided by your doctor. This is especially important if you grow your medical cannabis.
- Keep herbs and oils in their original containers.
- Pack cannabis in carry-on luggage so your luggage is not pulled off the belt at check in or landing.
- Do not attempt to travel overseas with your medical cannabis even to countries where medical cannabis has been legalized (i.e. Germany or Croatia) as they have yet to develop a standard agreement with Canada that separates importation from personal use when it comes to foreign passport holders.
- Make sure all your homemade edibles are clearly labeled as containing medical cannabis and packaged in jars. If possible, also include the quantities used in the edible preparation.
- Avoid flights with layovers in the U.S.
- Do not vape or smoke your medical cannabis on the flight.
By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that airport authorities have no reason to detain you or confiscate the medication you need wherever in Canada you may be travelling.
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