Cannabis & Transportation

You can travel with recreational cannabis anywhere within Canada. However, driving with cannabis in your system is illegal across all provinces and could lead to fines and potential jail time. 

Driving from point A to B with your cannabis: 

  • Alberta - Newfoundland - Nova Scotia Northwest Territories - Ontario - Yukon - Saskatchewan - British Columbia: Cannabis must be secured in its original closed packaging and not within reach of the driver or passengers.
  • Manitoba: Cannabis must be stored in a secure compartment, such as a trunk, which is highly recommended or any other external compartment.
  • Nunavut: Cannabis cannot be within reach of anyone in a vehicle.
  • New Brunswick: No restrictions in place for how you must transport cannabis. It’s recommended to keep it in a secure compartment.
  • Prince Edward Island: Cannabis is allowed in unopened packaging. If opened, it should be out of reach to anyone in the vehicle.
  • Quebec: Cannabis should always be in its original packaging from SQDC and not within reach of the driver or passengers.

Cannabis & Coach Buses

Recreational cannabis is prohibited in bus terminals or on board coach buses such as Greyhound. This is in the same manner that alcohol is prohibited. This applies to both carry-on or checked baggage.  

Cannabis & Flying

Do not attempt to cross the Canada-U.S. border with cannabis in any form, even if you are traveling to a recreationally legalized U.S. state. If you do so, you can expect legal prosecution and fines, possible jail time, and a potential lifetime ban. It’s permitted to travel on domestic flights with the legal personal possession limits of 30g (or equivalent) for recreational consumers.

Medical cannabis patients can travel domestic flights with what is prescribed to them and visible on their appropriate documentation.

Cannabis & Driving Warnings

Cannabis impaired driving can result in injury or even death for you, your passengers and others. 


  • Impairs your judgement
  • Slows reaction time
  • Affects motor skills
  • Impairs short-term memory and concentration
  • Causes drivers to vary speed and to wander
  • Reduces the ability to make decisions quickly or handle unexpected events

Never get into a car with an impaired driver. It is not worth the risk.

Mixing cannabis with alcohol increases your level of impairment and leads to an even greater risk of an accident. As a result, there is no guidance to drivers about how much cannabis can be consumed before it is unsafe to drive or how long a driver should wait to drive after consuming cannabis.

Do not use cannabis and drive a motor vehicle.