According to Transport Canada, passengers on domestic flights will be able to possess 30 grams of cannabis in their carry on or checked baggage after October 17.
Based on direction from Transport Canada, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is updating their screening procedures in accordance with the Cannabis Act.
“CATSA is mandated to search for prohibited items that could potentially pose a threat to aviation security. We are not mandated to search for illegal drugs,” said CATSA in a press release.
Cannabis oil will be allowed in carry-ons, and will be subject to “the 100 ml limit at pre-board screening and must be placed with other liquids, aerosols and gels in a one-litre clear closed and re-sealable plastic bag.”
Passengers with medical cannabis who are carrying more than 30 grams will be asked to present medical documentation.
CATSA is reminding passengers that flying internationally with cannabis remains illegal. Screening officers will notify passengers who declare their cannabis or whose cannabis is discovered during the screening process that they cannot bring it with them past international and transborder checkpoints.
Despite the coming into force of the Cannabis Act, CATSA said they do not expect any significant impacts on their operations.