From Point A to B: How to Transport Cannabis by Car in Canada

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It is illegal in Canada and very popular sites such as Online Dispensary Canada use cannabis while driving or driving under cannabis influence. What is less clear is how you may handle cannabis legally and legitimately in a vehicle, although these laws and their definitions can vary based on jurisdiction.

For example, many people have already been detained in Newfoundland and Labrador under the Provincial Weed Regulation Act to store weed in motor vehicles illegally.

However, the issue is that the legally acquired pot in a jar not originally sealed either on a vehicle trunk or a storage shelf in a vehicle must be outside the driver and the passenger’s reach.

In other words, if you’re taking marijuana to a gathering or taking a joint for a holiday party, you don’t have to take it in a Jar or packet and take it in your purse or wallet in your back seat. You could be this out of physical reach because you will be punished if you don’t.

Regulations on the transport of cannabis in a vehicle vary provincial and territorial, but all are common to Ontario, says Harrison Jordan, a Toronto lawyer and specialist on cannabis law.

Ontario law states the marijuana must be in its original locked container or “bagged in locked baggage” and out of drivers or travelers’ reach. Jordan argued that the rules are the same as those relating to the transport of alcohol by vehicle and that these laws are a fine general structure for the transport of cannabis. However, there are differences and jurisdictional distinctions.

It is worth remembering that marijuana transport laws also apply to boats in Newfoundland and Labrador, not just land-based vehicles. Some provinces and territories also have different definitions of “vehicles.”

For example, the laws of Ontario also apply to snow- vehicles, such as motor homes.

The term “vehicle” in British Columbia in the Drug Legislation and the License Act also refers to off-road, wheelchair, and other human-powered highway equipment.

And in some areas, boats and private vehicles (such as motor homes) are exempt. In the case of cars that have “permanent beds and kitchen equipment, stored or installed,” the Ontario Law distinguishes them, without “possibility to set them in motion.”

There is a very significant distinction between the provincial rules: the Newfoundland and Labrador laws stipulate that cannabis in passengers’ hands by bus or taxi is permitted as long as the trip is charged.

Remember, when you’re transporting pot from Online Dispensary Canada, the best alternative is to have pot in your trunk or bag, says Jordan, where it’s potentially out of sight of the driver and any passenger.

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