Cannabis at YMM

In Canada, recreational cannabis use is legal as of October 17, 2018. 

Cannabis Use at Fort McMurray International

Cannabis use is prohibited on airport property. This includes the areas outside the terminal building designated for tobacco smoking or vaping. This policy on cannabis consumption follows the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Smoking and Vaping Bylaw no. 18/022.

Bylaw no. 18/022.17

Consumption of Cannabis in any form including smoking or vaping is prohibited in a public place.

With the new legislation, passengers will be permitted to travel within Canada with up to 30 grams of cannabis in their possession. The passenger will have to be of legal age, of the provinces or territories they are travelling through. It is illegal to travel with any more than this amount for non-medicinal purposes.

Travellers are responsible for their actions at all times. Regulations around travelling while impaired have not changed.

As per Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 602.04;

“no operator of an aircraft shall allow a person to board the aircraft, where there are reasonable grounds to believe that the person’s faculties are impaired by alcohol or a drug to an extent that may present a hazard to the aircraft or to persons on board the aircraft.”

Travelling Across International Borders

Taking cannabis across Canada’s national borders will remain illegal, whether you are entering or leaving Canada. This remains a serious criminal offence subject to arrest and prosecution, despite the legalization of cannabis within Canada.

To find out more, visit the Canada Border Services Agency website or