The legal status of weeds in Canada is perhaps the best cannabis enthusiast has come across in recent years. Buying and consuming cannabis is easy once you are over the legal age. However, there are still some provincial-specific regulations that you must follow.
You need to be even more careful when planning to travel across the country with your stash as you don’t want to get into legal trouble from home. Whether you want to go to a destination of your choice or fly a jet, here is a cannabis user travel safety guide to keep you on the right track.
Watch your age
The legal age for buying and using marijuana in the country varies from province to province. So, you need to know your facts well before you get out. Most provinces are 19 years old, although the age across the country ranges from 18 to 21 years. If you are planning to travel to another province or area, invest in some research to determine the legal age at your destination. Make sure you are allowed to buy or consume weeds there, otherwise you could get into trouble because you are a minor.
Check out how much you can carry
If you use recreational marijuana, you can take a maximum of 30 g of dry form with you, regardless of whether you put it in your checked baggage or in your hand baggage. You can only pack up to 100 ml of cannabis oil in your hand luggage and it is also subject to general fluid restrictions. You can take a larger amount with you but only with a medical marijuana prescription to show that you will be using it for medicinal purposes. Correct documents are essential if you don’t want to have problems.
Choose 420-friendly accommodation
Despite the legal status of cannabis in the country, not all hotels and vacation homes allow guests to consume it on their premises. Before you travel, make sure you book a weed-friendly destination. Luckily, there are options where you can easily order marijuana online and have it delivered during your stay. You can explore a special weed retreat that has cannabis on its wellness menu. It is a good idea to research your options online before planning a trip.
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Be careful when driving
As road trips become a popular option for travel buffs in the country, cannabis enthusiasts are increasingly choosing them. However, you need to be extra careful when staying away from cannabis behind the wheel. For added security, keep your supplies in the trunk and only use them when you are in your hotel room. While driving under the influence is dangerous for you and others on the road, it can bring you severe penalties and even prison terms. It’s the last thing you want to do on vacation.
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While these rules and guidelines apply to travelers within the country, you cannot carry them back and forth to the border as it is illegal. Stay up to date with the latest travel policies and regulations at your destination, pack accordingly, and follow the rules, and you’re good to go!
This article originally appeared in the Green Market Report and was republished with permission.