The second largest airport on Canadian soil has updated their cannabis policy. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is now the only airport in Canada that allows cannabis consumption on its property. On their website they announced passengers over the age of 19 may smoke or vape cannabis in designated outdoor areas. The policy change came in a statement from the airport mere days before Canada fully legalized cannabis on October 17th.
Other Canadian airports are still regarding public consumption of cannabis as being synonymous with consuming alcohol. This is where Vancouver is forging a path for eliminating the stigmas surrounding cannabis consumption. Canada’s Ministry of Transportation also announced passengers on Canadian domestic flights can hold up to 30 grams of cannabis on them. Those traveling to legal states like Washington will still be unable to carry cannabis with them over the border. Vancouver International Airport sees approximately 22 million passengers a year. You can bet this policy update will make a lot of people on layover much happier. Edibles are still illegal for recreational use in Canada, but with all the recent legislation they’ve been passing—that could soon change too.