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Dear Herb: I was wondering if I can legally fly from Alberta to B.C. with cannabis edibles? — In-Flight Meal
Dear In-Flight: Thanks for asking. Anecdotally speaking, I’ve noticed that cannabis edibles are a a popular method of consumption among high-flyers, so I’m sure you’re not the only one who wants to know.
To begin answering your question, I’ll first refer you to this previous edition of Dear Herb, which covered the rules for bringing dried cannabis bud on a domestic flight within Canada. (The upshot: Yes, you can legally bring dried cannabis on an aircraft in Canada, as long as you’re carrying no more than 30 grams, which is the public possession limit for dried cannabis under the federal Cannabis Act.)
Therefore, I’m going to reinterpret your question as, “What amount of cannabis edibles can I legally carry in public?” The answer to that question will also tell us what amount of edible cannabis you can bring on a flight from Alberta to B.C.
This Department of Justice webpage explains the various possession limits for different forms of cannabis. It says that one gram of dried cannabis is the legal equivalent of 15 grams of “edible product.” Since Canadian adults can legally carry up to 30 grams of dried cannabis in public, it stands to reason that they can posess up to 450 grams of edible cannabis products in public, or on a domestic flight — that’s the 15-gram equivalency multiplied by 30.
However, this might be subject to change in the near future. Right now, the only legal way for Canadian adults to access cannabis edibles is to make them at home using legally acquired cannabis. The federal government is still developing the regulations that will allow the regulated cannabis industry to legally produce and sell cannabis edibles.