It’s illegal to take cannabis across the Canadian border, whether you’re coming into Canada, or leaving. This applies to all countries, whether cannabis is legal there or not.
This prohibition applies:
- even if you are authorized to use cannabis for medical purposes
- no matter how much cannabis you have with you
- even if you are travelling to or from an area where cannabis has been legalized or decriminalized
If you are entering Canada and you have cannabis with you in any form, you must declare it to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Not declaring cannabis in your possession at the Canadian border is a serious criminal offence. You could face arrest and prosecution.
When you are travelling within Canada, it is your responsibility to learn the laws of the province or territory you are going to. If you use cannabis, follow the laws in that jurisdiction.
Canadians travelling to the U.S. for reasons related to the cannabis industry may be deemed inadmissible.
As a traveller, it is your responsibility to be informed about the laws of the country you intend to visit. This includes the legal status of cannabis use and possession in any country you may travel to.