Flying with Cannabis - Fredericton International Airport

Flying with Cannabis

With the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, many travellers have questions about cannabis and air travel.

Can I take cannabis on my flight?

Yes, subject to certain restrictions.

  • For information on or questions about what amount/form of cannabis is and is not allowed in carry-on or checked baggage, see the CATSA website.

Can I take cannabis to other countries?

No. Crossing international borders with cannabis is still illegal.

Can I use cannabis at the airport?

No. Per the Government of New Brunswick, consuming cannabis in public is not permitted. This includes airport grounds.

What if I’ve used cannabis before my flight?

The current regulations around traveling while impaired have not changed. Airline representatives maintain the authority to refuse service to any passenger they believe to be impaired.

How do I buy/where can I use cannabis in New Brunswick?

Traveller Alert: As part of the terminal expansion project, the airport will be upgrading backup power systems on the evening of January 23 after the last aircraft of the day departs YFC. There will be no impact on flights, however, there will be reduced lighting in the terminal during this time. More information on the expansion project is available here.
Alerte voyageur : Dans le cadre des travaux d’agrandissement du terminal, une modernisation des systèmes d’alimentation électrique de secours est prévue pour le soir du 23 janvier après le dernier vol de la journée. Aucun vol ne sera touché par ces travaux; l’éclairage sera simplement réduit. Pour en savoir plus sur le projet d'agrandissement..