Cannabis and the border – Keep it in Canada
Despite the fact that cannabis (marijuana) is legal and regulated in Canada, it remains illegal to take cannabis across Canada’s national borders, whether you are entering or leaving Canada. Additionally, receiving or sending cannabis into or out of Canada by mail or courier is also illegal. Unauthorized purchases from outside Canada (online or other) will be confiscated at the border and may lead to arrest and criminal prosecution.
For more information, consult cannabis (marijuana) legalization.
Young woman's voice: What-the-flying-monkeys! It’s legal to buy marijuana. Can’t I also ship it?
A woman stands at the counter of a post office in the International Shipping area. Behind the counter is a postal worker. A box of cannabis product belonging to the woman is shown on the counter. The postal worker shakes his head in disapproval. A cannabis leaf icon is shown on the box. A red circle and slash are placed on the icon.
Narrator: Keep your cannabis in Canada.
An outdoor scene of a land border crossing appears. Cars, trucks and vans drive up to the entrance of the land border crossing. Some vehicles containing cannabis products are marked with cannabis leaf icons; the icons all have a red circle and slash through them. The leaf icon is removed from any marked vehicles as they reach the border crossing and placed in the border crossing building.
In the distance we see an airport with planes arriving and departing. The planes are marked with the same cannabis leaf icons as the cars.
Trying to ship it or take it across an international border is a criminal offence.
A map of Canada appears. A pair of handcuffs appears on the screen. The clasps of the handcuffs are each made of a cannabis leaf icon with a red circle and slash.
Cannabis leaf icons with red circles and slashes appear on the map of Canada bouncing around the screen. Icons within the Canadian border stay within Canada; icons outside of the border stay outside.
A message appears on screen: “Keep It Legal. Don’t Bring It In. Don’t Take It Out”. The website of the Canada Border Services Agency appears at the bottom of the screen – www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.
Keep it legal. Don’t bring it in. Don’t take it out.
A copyright message appears: “Copyright Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 2018” followed by the Government of Canada Wordmark which includes a waving Canadian flag.
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