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Previous use of cannabis, or any substance prohibited by U.S. federal laws, could mean that you are denied entry to the U.S. If you are travelling for business related to the cannabis industry, you may be deemed inadmissible.

Cannabis is illegal in most countries. If you try to travel internationally with any amount of cannabis in your possession, you could face serious criminal penalties both at home and abroad. You could be denied entry at your destination country if you have previously used cannabis or any substance prohibited by local laws. You could also be denied entry to other countries in the future.

Patrick and his roommate are packing for their upcoming trip.

Leaving Canada

Cannabis is legal for adults in Canada. However, it is still illegal to transport cannabis and products containing cannabis – including edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals – across the Canadian border:

Although the possession of cannabis is legal in some U.S. states, it remains illegal under U.S. federal laws. Do not attempt to cross the Canada-U.S. border with any amount of cannabis in any form, even if you are travelling to a U.S. state that has legalized possession of cannabis.

It is your responsibility to learn about the laws, including the legal status of cannabis use and possession, in your destination country. See our Travel Advice and Advisories for more information.

Travellers to the United States

He sees his roommate putting legal cannabis into his luggage.

If you are entering Canada and have cannabis with you in any form, you must declare it to the Canada Border Services Agency.

Only limited parts of cannabis or hemp plants may be used in a:

Industrial hemp is cannabis that contains 0.3% THC or less in the flowering heads and leaves.

This licence could be:

An industrial hemp licence holder may cultivate hemp to produce a number of different products. They may:

CBD and prescription drugs

The Cannabis Act and its regulations do not distinguish between CBD derived from industrial hemp and CBD derived from cannabis with greater than 0.3% THC.

The flowering heads, branches and leaves may only be imported or exported by a licence holder under the Cannabis Regulations:

The Industrial Hemp Regulations authorize importing and exporting industrial hemp seed or grain, but not the flowering heads, branches or leaves.

Industrial hemp

To import or export the industrial hemp seeds or grain, you must:

Hemp-seed oil is oil made from pressing the grain of hemp plants. It is processed like other oil seeds, such as canola. In order for hemp-seed oil to be exempt from the Cannabis Act, it can’t contain more than 10 parts per million of THC.