Heathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 941 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2338 times:
I have a friend who works for CALM (Cannabis As A Living Medicine). One of her clients is travelling YYZ - YVR return, and he was concerned about transporting his medicine. They called Health Canada, who called both airports and the airline to make them aware of his travelling with his controvercial medication.
I just thought it was rather interesting to see Health Canada go to all that effort to accommodate them. Way to go!
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
Let's leave the debate about the legality and controversy about "illegal" drugs for another forum.
Your friend should find out whether posession of marijuana, whether under a recommendation or not, is legal in anyway in Canada. If medical marijuana IS legal, then she needs to find out exactly what the regulations require her (in terms of certification/prescriptions) to obtain, and what the airlines' policies are.
My feeling is that Canada will not permit any marijuana in a public place, so I'm afraid she's probably out of luck. She could take a chance and mail it, but I imagine that's a crime as well.
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Ruscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1402 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2153 times:
Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2): Let's leave the debate about the legality and controversy about "illegal" drugs for another forum
Yes you're right of course, but the matter of what "medicines" can be taken through an airport, especially on international flights, is of great interest to Commercial Aviation travellers.
(Especially the older ones like myself)
Some years back an Australian young woman spent a week in a Greek jail after being arrested at an airport, for having a painkiller containing codeine in her possesion. This can be obtained over the counter from a pharmacist here, if mixed with Paracetamol (acetominophen) or aspirin.
A great many people travel with legally prescibed narcotics, without incident however.
I think the recommendation is to make sure it is in its original packaging with the chemists label still on it. A letter is often obtained from the doctor also, listing prescribed medicines.
Interesting that the big problem in Australia is travellers taking excessive quantities of medicines out of Australia, purchased at a highly subsidised price, to give to relatives or sell once they get overseas, for a profit.
As an example because of a Govt Health Scheme here called the PBS (pharmaceutical benefits scheme), a drug which costs say $1000 can be purchesd for no more than $5. For that reason in Australia you are just as likely to be "pulled up" taking medicnes out of the country as bringing them in.
Greasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3050 posts, RR: 22 Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2064 times:
It is legal here and providing yout have a health canada card and that specifies the amount you are allowed.
Simple then..you can travel...Airlines nor security makes the decision on legality. The supreme court made that decision. However make sure documents are in order....an expired card is not good enough. 1 gram over the allowed weight is not good.
Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3321 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
Legal marijuana is legal in Canada (as it should be for everyone). When is he travelling between YYZ-YVR and back? I'm flying that route next week. I'd be more than happy to help him use up his supply so he can replenish in YVR.
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