Though the US is seeing laws when it comes to recreational marijuana use change state by state. However, in Canada, marijuana is now legalized throughout the country. Adults in Canada can now purchase weed and grow it in their homes for their personal use.
The Canadian Senate bill was passed back in June. The law is clear when it comes to Canadian residents, but what about tourists and foreign visitors.
Below are few things to keep in mind before heading up north for weed:
Not every province has the same rules.
Though the law legalizes marijuana on a federal level, each Canadian province and state can add their own laws. For example, in Alberta, their laws are on the liberal side. However, in Calgary, the biggest city in Alberta, they have banned to use of public use of recreational pot. If one violates the law, they could receive a $100 ticket. So when it comes to tourists, be sure to check out the local laws before lighting up.
Canada Legalizes Marijuana Today, October 17th
People need to understand that there are certain rules and regulations when it comes to new law.
You can not leave Canada with weed, legally.
The plant may be legal in some US states; it is prohibited on a federal level. With that in mind, it is still illegal to purchase marijuana in Canada and bring it across the US border.
However, flying from Vancouver to Montreal with marijuana is legal as long as you continue to meet the requirements.
Be mindful of the age limit across different borders. You have to be 18 to use recreational marijuana in Canada. In some provinces though, you have to be 19 at least.
In the US, the minimum age for recreation possession of marijuana in states where it is legal is 21.