If you love the idea of being high while you're up in the clouds, this Canadian airport is about to make your dreams come true. The airport has stated that they will let you smoke weed in the designated smoking area once it is legalized in Canada.
YVR Airport, the airport in Vancouver, B.C., will allow flight passengers to smoke weed on the airport premises before they board their flight, they announced in a news release yesterday.
According to the release, you'll be allowed to smoke up at the airport before your flight, as long as its in designated areas. "If you wish to consume cannabis at YVR, smoking and vaping is permitted outside the terminal building in clearly marked areas," read a news release from YVR airport. "We will continue to provide a smoke- and vape-free environment inside our airport".
However, there are a few other reminders they want travellers to keep in mind. For instance, the airport cautions travellers that if they are travelling to another country, it is up to them to know the cannabis laws there. "If you are travelling internationally, including to the U.S., it is illegal to cross the border with cannabis," read the news release.
If you're flying to the U.S. from Canada, you may already have to give up your weed before you board. "Keep in mind that YVR is also a pre-clearance airport, meaning on most U.S. flights, you clear customs and are considered to be in the U.S. before boarding your flight," YVR Airport wrote in the news release.
If you want to bring weed with you on a flight, you will legally be allowed to do so, as long as your start and end destination is within Canada and you do not fly outside of the country. You can bring up to 30 grams of pot with you on board, both medicinal and recreational.
To find out more about the marijuana rules at the airport, you can see the news release from YVR airport here.