Questions tagged [drugs]

Questions regarding chemical substances, typically used for medicinal or recreational purposes.

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How to lift a lifetime ban from Canada due to marijuana?

My husband was "banned for life" for entry into Canada for having marijuana on him back in the 90's. We had completely forgotten about this when we traveled to Toronto some years back, but were ...
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What to do if drugs / a bomb are planted in your travel bag?

So the scene: You're flying from Bogota, Colombia to New York, USA. You arrive, pick up your bag from the carousel, and figure you'll stuff your netbook you used on the flight into your bag now ...
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Positive drug test in Singapore: How long do I need to avoid the country?

My issue is a bit unusual. I've passed a medical exam in Singapore for my company. They tested me positive to drug cannabis but never caught me as I left the country before result issued. Hospital ...
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Is weed still legal for tourists in Amsterdam?

I have heard it's not legal starting from 2013. I also heard they postponed applying this? So what's the deal? Allowed or not?
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Which countries can punish you for doing drugs elsewhere? [closed]

I am a Russian citizen living in the Netherlands, my travel plans for this year include many EU countries, many trips to Russia as well as UK, US and Japan. At the moment, I have never done drugs, but ...
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Can I fly with white powder in a transparent bag?

Instead of plain old coffee, I sometimes like to get my daily caffeine ration from other drinks, e.g. fruit juice. For this purpose I have bought some pure caffeine, which takes the form of white ...
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I am travelling with a medication that needs to be cool at all times, will the airline allow me to use the onboard chiller?

If someone is travelling with a medicine that needs to be cool all the time, can I use the fridge onboard? I know that planes have them. I didn't find anything related to the topic in any airline's ...
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Denied entry to Canada. Will this history deny me entry to other countries?

Sorry in advance for the lengthy post. I'm an American citizen who spends most of my time outside of the United States traveling for fun. I've never had a problem and I have no criminal history. I've ...
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How to clean drug misdemeanor in US so I don't get stopped at border every time?

I'm an American living in Canada. 11 years ago, when I was 19, I was stupid and had some pot in my car while driving through a border patrol checkpoint. (Note: A border patrol checkpoint is not the ...
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What is the legal status of travelling with (unprescribed) methadone in your carry-on?

My girlfriend and her sister will be going to Canada for two weeks at the start of July. They both use drugs recreationally and aren't open with their family and are quite isolated. My girlfriends ...
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How do airports differentiate supplements from drugs?

I was just packing for an international flight, and realized that my little plastic bags of protein powder and creatine look an awful lot like the bags of cocain I see on tv. Does the airport have ...
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Declaring illegal substances at customs - what would happen?

I've always wondered this. Occasionally I declare medicines, or wood carvings or whatever when going through customs. The point of asking you to declare these things is so that they can inspect and ...
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Secondhand weed smoke smell on luggage when traveling to Japan. Will it be a problem?

I'll be flying to Japan and I'm staying at a friend's house before my flight to save money on lodging. I already knew but completely forgot about the fact that she smokes cannabis and now I'm worried ...
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Is it legal to smoke weed in Czech Republic?

I know that buying and selling marijuana in Prague is illegal. As I were there in October 2012 I haven't seen any coffee-shops, but I have seen a lot of people smoking weed in bars or on the streets, ...
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Getting a foreign prescription for a prescription drug filled in the US

My wife takes a prescription medication that cannot be stopped. Her supply is running out while in the US and we've tried faxing her foreign doctor's prescription to Walmart but they wouldn't accept ...
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Canadian citizen needs insulin in US during lockdown [duplicate]

I am a 67 years old Canadian Citizen who came to US to visit my son on Feb 29th, 2020. Can't go back due to Covid19, how can I get insulin?
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Is fear of having drugs planted in my bag enroute to Malaysia justified?

I am afraid to travel to Malaysia because I read that people possessing drugs are being killed there. Not being a drug user, I presume that drugs could be put into my baggage without my knowledge. Is ...
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Can an American visitor in Canada get critical medications sent from home?

My dad is visiting Toronto from the US and unfortunately during his trip last week he fell and fractured his hip. He had a kidney transplant 3 years ago so he takes anti-rejection meds for it. He has ...
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Travelling to Latin America to take hallucinogenic drugs: how does one do it safely?

Prompted by this... Thousands of international backpackers are flocking to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest to drink ayahuasca tea, a plant mixture made by shamans and taken as part of a ...
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Smoking weed in Amsterdam as a tourist

I read the following question and all its answers: Is weed still legal for tourists in Amsterdam? I am not even a weed smoker, but since I am going to Amsterdam, I thought I'd give it a try. I would ...
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Can I bring poppers on an airplane?

Poppers as in amyl/isobutyl nitrate. Officially used as video head cleaner and nail polish remover and room deodorizers. Unofficial use as a sex aid. Can I bring them with me while traveling? Will TSA ...
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Bringing a medicine containing Cannabis Sativa from India to the Netherlands

A few months ago, a friend of mine (who is a Dutch citizen) wanted to bring this over-the-counter medicine back from India to the Netherlands. It's a specially prepared herbal medicine. Herbal ...
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What do I need to avoid bringing into Dubai? Other precautions?

I've been traveling full time for over a year. In a couple of weeks, I'll be passing near Dubai, so I decided it would be nice to spend a week there, since I've always wanted to see it. I've got a few ...
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Can admitting previous illegal drug use without any criminal record bar you from entering Anglophone nations (US, UK, NZ, Canada, Australia)?

I was under the impression that immigration officers only cared about people trying to smuggle drugs on/in their person or in their luggage. Even watching Border Security Australia, many non-national ...
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As a US citizen traveling to Canada for two weeks, what can I do about necessary prescription drugs?

I take a lot of different prescription drugs, which require renewal at different times, or may require new prescriptions. One of these is a Class III controlled substance. How do I get new ...
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Can I get high before I fly out of the Mile High city?

I've got a longish layover (let's say, for arguments sake, just shy of four and a half hours...) at Denver airport between two domestic flights. Given the newly legal state of Marijuana in the state, ...
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Traveling to Egypt if one is HIV positive?

Can I travel to Egypt if I’m taking antiviral drugs? I have searched the internet and I’m left confused as there are travel restrictions for working or long term stay. I wonder whether such ...
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Photography and Running in the Christiania Neighbourhood of Copenhagen

Christiania is a autonomous enclave situated in a former military base in Copenhagen. At its entrance there is a sign which is presumably intended for tourists... Source: personal collection The ...
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Transit in Dubai with prescribed methadone

I am travelling from the UK to Thailand with a connection in Dubai. I have prescribed methadone. Will this be a problem in Dubai?
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What rights do travellers have when being searched for drugs by Australian customs?

A friend of mine recently went through customs at Melbourne airport. They were on an incoming flight from Manila, Philippines. At Australian customs they were cavity searched and x-rayed. Their ...
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Tours of opium poppy farms or processing facilities in Tasmania

I read several years ago that Tasmania is a major supplier of legal opiate products, and this weekend I spotted first-hand some farms growing opium poppies. Are there any tours of opium poppy farms ...
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Is it legal to take intoxicants at an airport or on an airplane?

I'll be travelling to Australia from Ireland and know that it will be a very long flight. My doctor will prescribe a dozen tablets of Xanax and Ambien. I was wondering whether it's legal to consume ...
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Is it safe to take prescription drugs to Hungary?

I am traveling to Budapest. I plan to bring a prescription drug, specifically bupropion (Wellbutrin). It's in the original container with my name on it, and also I have the official prescription ...
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Confidentially bringing medication from Canada to USA

I am on the ADHD drug "Vyvanse" which is a schedule II controlled substance. It's pretty essential for me to take it, and especially on this business trip. Unfortunately, I really want to keep this ...
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What medicines for travel sickness are available over the counter in India?

We're traveling by car in Tamil Nadu, India, and my wife is suffering from severe motion sickness. I'm looking for some brand names of medicines that are available without prescription to prevent ...
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Can I travel with cannabis-laced Vodka and Absinthe?

I am in Europe. Earlier I bought Vodka with little bit of cannabis, and Absinthe while I was in Prague, CZ. Now I am travelling internationally and was wondering if it is safe to carry one very small ...
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Flying via Dubai with antidepressants, what do I need?

I am flying from US through Dubai and then flying back via dubai and staying over in Dubai for a week-end for fun. I take prescription anti depressants (Buproprion) and also anti-anxiety meds for ...
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Is it possible to buy medical marijuana in Canada as a tourist?

There is a lot of talk recently about marijuana legalization in Canada and some people have mentioned that it's already pretty much legal in many cities. E.g. the Vancouver Sun reports that: “...
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International Legality for travelers to import or buy poppy seeds used as cooking spice?

Different countries have different fair use policies; medicinal, cooking spice, versus contraband/ intoxicant usage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppy_seed They are widely used in cuisines across ...
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Taking controlled substances into the US

Owing to circumstantial practicalities I will be taking a commercial flight to the USA sometime next month. Accordingly, I will transit at the main border control (I already know what to do when ...
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Is Adderall Legal in China? [closed]

I’ve been offered a position to teach English in China for a year, but of course I don’t want to do that without being able to take Adderall for my ADHD. The position I’ve been offered is in Shenzhen, ...
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I have an old (1996) felony conviction in Japan and am barred from visiting: Can I transit through there?

In 1996 I was convicted of felony importation of 23 grams of pot. I served 23 days in jail and paid a $11000 fine and had 30 days to leave the country. In 2018 I tried to go back on my way to China ...
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Is smoking weed legal or just tolerated in Colorado?

On 1.1.2014 at least 24 pot shops opened in Colorado and I wonder if smoking marijuana is now legal or just tolerated as long as you don't smoke on the street (like in Amsterdam). What are the ...
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Pharmacy or Doctor visit required in Russia?

Are you able to get an antibiotic (e.g. Amoxicillin, common/general Antibiotics, etc.) from a pharmacy, with no doctor visit required, while traveling through the major cities in Russia?
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Can I bring xanax (or valium) on a plane?

Is it allowed in Union Europe to bring with you (i.e. in hand luggage) xanax (or valium or any similar anxiety medication)? for personal usage, most likely one box.
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Taking personal prescription drugs to London?

I have some prescription modafinil, and will be visiting London for a short trip. Is it okay to bring a couple of pills for personal use? I do not have a prescription on me atm (I am coming from India)...
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Getting a USA Visa with unspent UK Criminal Conviction for drug dealing [closed]

I am wishing to know the possibility of being granted a USA Visa as a UK Citizen despite a conviction for intent to supply late last year. Sources tell me you can get away with this by simply not ...
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Flying with recreational cannabis oil in California?

Can I bring a vape pen containing a cannabis oil cartridge in my carry-on bag on a flight within (departing & arriving) California? I don't have a medical card. I realize that it is very likely ...
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Issues when carrying medication on an airplane when travelling to Germany?

I am going to fly to Germany tomorrow. I wished to take few tablets and syrup for cold,fever etc. Now I want to know whether there is any problem to carry drugs. Moreover it is my first trip, so ...
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Travelling with Prescription Medications Through both France AND Spain over a Year's time

I am going to be abroad studying in France and Spain over the course of a year, and am on long term medications that are extremely important for me to keep taking regularly at exact doses. I'm not ...