Once recreational marijuana is legalized this week, similar to alcohol, passengers will be able to fly with a limited amount within Canada without any problems.
Between their carry-ons and checked bags, passengers are able to have 30 grams of weed on domestic flights. However, that’s not the case when travelling outside the country.
“You cannot bring marijuana with you if you’re flying anywhere trans-border — whether it’s the U.S. or an international destination,” explained James Bogusz, President and CEO of the Regina Airport Authority.
As soon as it’s legal, he added pot will no longer have to be declared when going through security, like with medical marijuana in the past.
“The government hasn’t issued any notices to have any special packaging or procedures,” Bogusz said. “The only real difference now is (passengers) no longer need to declare it and, of course, there’s no longer additional documentation required.”
He also reminds people, like alcohol, consuming cannabis on airport property is prohibited.
“You’ll be treated the same way as if you crack open a beer out on a front curb.”
Recreational marijuana becomes legal across Canada on Wednesday.