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YVR Airport will permit cannabis consumption in designated areas

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DH Vancouver Staff Oct 12, 2018 4:37 pm

Plan on getting sky-high before your next domestic flight?

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) recently released their regulations regarding cannabis consumption and possession to coincide with legalization.

As of October 17, passengers of legal age (19 in BC) will be able to smoke or vape cannabis in designated areas outside the terminal building, which coincides with the airport’s smoke- and vape-free environment indoors.

YVR’s FAQ on their website does not explicitly state that you can consume cannabis before a flight, but they do advise using caution when travelling internationally:

“Cannabis and cannabis consumption is illegal in many countries that YVR flies to. It is your responsibility to know the cannabis laws wherever you travel. Please keep in mind, YVR is a U.S. preclearance airport. If you are flying to the United States, in most instances you clear customs with U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) at YVR before boarding your flight. It is illegal to carry or be under the influence of cannabis according to U.S. law.”

Passengers will also be able to carry up to 30 grams of adult-use cannabis when travelling within Canada, although it is important to note that the legal age for possession differs among provinces.

“It is the responsibility of those passing through YVR to understand and adhere to all applicable local, provincial, federal and international regulations regarding the carriage and possession of cannabis,” according to a YVR statement.

Safe travels!

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