Article by Rashika Srivastava, Cannabis Life Network
If you have any plans to travel across the Canadian border, it is best to first declare any cannabis that you may carry. Canada Border Security Agency (CBSA) will impose fines on you otherwise.
As of March 29, 2021, Canada Border Security Agency has started issuing monetary penalties to travellers who fail to provide a valid permit or exemption issued by the Government of Canada for any cannabis or cannabis products that they may carry.
This measure is in accordance with the Cannabis Act under which it remains illegal to import into Canada or export from Canada, undeclared cannabis, and cannabis products (including CBD products derived from cannabis or hemp). (1)
The penalty, which ranges from $200 to $2000 and the contravention will be stated on a written Notice of Penalty Assessment that will be served to the traveller. If you don’t provide accurate information in your declaration, that will also count as a contravention. (1)