Medical Marijuana Best Practices For Use & Transportation
Medical marijuana use has been legally evolving in Canada since 1999, and since then many adjustments have been made on a social level, often effecting the way people interact in public settings. Below are several best practices that people who use medical marijuana may choose to employ in order to avoid any conflict with using their medicine.
*Keep your medical marijuana license (card) on you at all times when carrying, consuming or under the effects of the product(s).
*Keep your medical marijuana products in their original labelled packaging for confirmation of a legal supply.
*You may carry and consume medical marijuana throughout Canada when in the possession of a valid medical marijuana license. This includes domestic air travel. Be sure to NEVER take marijuana products to another country (including the USA).
*It is imperative to ensure you are not experiencing intoxication, such as being “high” or “stoned,” when operating a motor vehicle. Be sure to use the appropriate product(s) or give yourself enough time to allow the effects to dissipate before driving.
*You may not use your medical marijuana products while operating or while you are a passenger of a motor vehicle.
*It is recommended to notify your landlord, building manager or strata manager of your medical marijuana license to discuss contracted rules in that building and to ensure no repercussions will come from consuming in your home.
*You must be 10 meters away from a public entry way or store front to smoke medical marijuana.
*Smoking medical marijuana is prohibited in official parks and beaches.
*To smoke medical marijuana on privately owned property you must have the permission of the owner/manager. Private property includes privately owned dwellings as well as places of business.