An airport has announced that its passengers will be allowed to freely smoke cannabis before their flights.
Vancouver Airport in Canada is opening up dedicated smoking sections for its weed-smoking customers after Canada legalized the drug earlier this week.
The areas are outside the terminal, not inside, which will remain smoke-free.
A statement on the airline’s website reads: “We provide a smoke and vape-free environment inside the airport – at all times and for all substances – and have designated smoking and vaping areas outside the terminal building for public use. Airport users, as a condition of using the airport facilities, must obey smoke-free and vape-free signage at all times and for all substances.”
Passengers are also allowed to fly with up to 30 grams of the substance in their suitcase – however only on domestic flights within the country.
Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said: “As long as the flight is domestic, people are allowed to bring up to a certain quantity for their personal use. However, I would remind people if they’re going to a country like the United States – the rules of that country are the rules that apply.”
The airport has put up signage around the airport warning people that “crossing international borders with cannabis is illegal.”