“If you are travelling with medical marijuana, be prepared to show medical documentation,” the agency posted in the revised information. “In airports where police are present, they will be called to verify your documents.”
While the agency states that medical cannabis can be put in either a carry-on or checked baggage, it is preferred to have it in the passenger’s carry-on bag, along with any other medications.
In September it was reported that a number of cannabis patients had complained to the CATSA over poor treatment by security staff due to their medication when at the airport.
- Always let screening staff know you are carrying medical cannabis.
- Expect to show your documentation to a police officer.
- Expect a police officer to search your bag.
- Keep medical marijuana in your carry-on luggage.
- Show up early.