For Canadians, smoking weed in national parks is already extremely common and mundane. But now, it’s also legal—with a few exceptions. Days ahead of Canada’s historic legalization of marijuana on October 17, 2018, Parks Canada announced a rule change to permit campers to consume cannabis. But since Canada’s provinces can set their own consumption rules, many provincial authorities tweaked the blanket authorization.
With winter fast approaching last October, and parks closing down for the season, the issue wasn’t very urgent. Now that the spring thaw is underway, however, parks officials want to make sure campers know exactly where they can and can’t smoke. And on Wednesday, just days ahead of 4/20, Yukon Parks officials announced they’re treating weed just like liquor. In other words, it’s totally okay to spark up more than your campfire at your Yukon campsite this year.
Yukon Parks Officials Will Treat Weed Just Like Liquor
In the U.S., the ongoing federal prohibition against cannabis creates some interesting legal contradictions. Despite states legalizing adult-use, for example, federal prohibition creates pockets of land where federal law holds and state law doesn’t. And that means places in the U.S. like national parks and forests, wilderness preserves, wildlife refuges and