Can I bring my own cannabis into Canada?
While medical and recreational cannabis is legal in Canada, it is illegal to cross the border in possession of cannabis. This is a blanket prohibition: it applies regardless of where you’re from or how much you have in your possession. And yes, this includes medical cannabis even with proof of prescription.
Can I leave Canada with some cannabis as a souvenir?
It is illegal to cross the border in possession of cannabis. Yes, this applies when you’re leaving the country as well, even if marijuana is legal at your destination. You might even be denied entry into countries that prohibit consumption of cannabis.
Can I bring cannabis with me when travelling within Canada?
You can travel with legally purchased cannabis within Canada.
That being said, you need to follow local laws with regards to possession and consumption. For example, in Alberta, you must be 18 to purchase cannabis. Most other provinces and territories have set the minimum age to 19. Meanwhile, Québec is gearing up to make the legal age for cannabis purchase and consumption 21.
- Cannabis and the border – Government of Canada
- Cannabis in the provinces and territories – Government of Canada
- As Canada legalizes recreational marijuana, Japanese citizens warned the law from home may apply – Eric Johnston and Sarah Suk, the japan times
- South Koreans may face prison time if they smoke cannabis in Canada, officials say – Katie Dangerfield, Global News
- CAQ to make legal age to buy cannabis 21, ban smoking in public – Kamila Hinkson · CBC News