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It is not legal to bring methadone into Canada without a prescription. Methadone is a controlled drug in Canada under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (it's in Schedule I, number 5 (4)). It is illegal to import a controlled drug into Canada without authorization (section 6, "Importing and Exporting"). The maximum punishment is life imprisonment; I ...


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As part of a flight crew (I flew for middle east regional for the last 4 years with a B747), I am trained to help my passenger as best as I can. But I'm also trained to stay away from any possible hazard and to not taking extra responsibility whenever I can. Your medication is tied to your survival. That is not something I would gladly accept to be ...


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It appears this is not possible for the Big Three US airlines. In fact, your assertion that "I know airplanes have" refrigerators on board seems to be not true in general. United Airlines: "Our aircraft do not have refrigerators on board, so please plan accordingly." Delta (under Special Concerns: Medicine): "Airplanes do not have refrigerators on board, ...


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That bag would show orange color on an x-ray machine which is the color for organic material (on most machines) and it would be very obvious even between layers of clothing which are also organic but would show a different shade(powder bag would be a very dark shade of orange). If I looked at your bag for a fraction of a second I would most likely pull it ...


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Were you really “denied entry” to Canada? Check your paperwork and your passport carefully. Often what Canada does for minor offenses is to allow you to “voluntarily withdraw” your application to enter Canada. You still get turned back at the border and a strike in your record on the Canada side but as you voluntarily withdrew your request to enter, it ...


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Best decision depends on the circumstances, including reliability of the police/judicial process, your access to a good lawyer, and your personal situation. If you're a reasonably wealthy, respectable-looking professional traveling to the U.S. or Western Europe, your best bet is to alert the authorities immediately, not make any extensive statements, and ...


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It's an interesting dilemma to be sure. Normally I pack wire ties into my carry on not the whole bag of them buy just enough to tie the locks on the luggage. They are easily removed with scissors or wire cutters but it does tell you if the bag you have checked in have been messed with since having the exact brand make of the wire ties is difficult at best. ...


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First, your bags of powders probably don't look like the bags of drugs. Yours are probably designed to be opened and then sealed again, and they are probably not reinforced with a lot of tape, shaped into bricks, etc. Second, they have on-the-spot tools to test suspicious powders: the swab and the little plastic bag with liquid reagents called a NIK test. ...


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While there are no guarantees, you can always file a claim for redress under the DHS TRIP program (Traveler Redress Inquiry Program). This program is intended for people who, among other things, are: Denied or delayed airline boarding; Denied or delayed entry into and exit from the United States at a port of entry; or Continuously referred to ...


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First, it is unlikely that you will find any US pharmacy that is willing fill a foreign prescription. I would not count on it. (Apparently this depends on state rules, so you might want to google "[state] pharmacy fill foreign prescription" or try asking your nearest consulate if they know any.) From the US Food and Drug Acency (FDA) Q: Can a foreign ...


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Firstly, yes currently, drug trafficking carries a mandatory death sentence there (although only if you're carrying more than a certain amount, out of interest). Worth considering, however: Millions of people fly there every year. Very few are caught as drug smugglers, and I would presume even fewer have drugs put in their bag, and even fewer still would ...


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You might want to start by reading about Individual Rehabilitation (permanent) and Temporary Resident Permits, which can be used to enter Canada after a conviction. If the crime committed would have a maximum penalty over 10 years in Canada, you'll probably have to go the route of Temporary Resident Permit.


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The law making it illegal, for foreigners, DID come in, and still stands. However, due to all the controversy, it's changed now and is up to each city to decide how to apply it. As a result, "coffee shops are OPEN in Amsterdam". For a great read on the reasons behind the law, the effect, and the changes to the tourism industry as a result, have a read of ...


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There are two issues that sometimes get confused: What's allowed on the plane - This is determined by security rules. If a prescription drug is not a liquid that takes you over the liquids limit, then it's allowed. If it takes you over the limit, it's generally still allowed as long as you can prove that it was prescribed to you. Prescription drugs in pill ...


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What the law currently says is that "coffee shops" are only allowed to sell cannabis to people residing in the Netherlands (ingezetenencriterium) and can check that by asking a proof of registration from a Dutch municipality (together with a valid ID). This rule has replaced the "weed pass" concept, which has been abandoned, and is in principle valid ...


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It seems to be legal to send medication to visitors in Canada, under the circumstances you specified, but I'm currently unsure which company will actually do so. If all else fails, I suggest contacting the US embassy in Canada for specific recommendations. Visitors to Canada: Visitors to Canada may bring into Canada, on their person a single course of ...


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It's likely to be an inconvenience, but it's unlikely to be a major problem. Cursory Customs checks including opening bags on arrival are common, but while the inspector is unlikely to notice any smell, they are on occasion (but not always) accompanied by drug dogs who may indeed pick up on the scent. However, if there are no actual drugs or other ...


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It's possible that it might cause some concern given that it's unlabelled and white (that dodgy anthrax scare a few years back has done so much damage to air travel...sigh). However, most airports in Europe you just stroll through and don't have to get checked, quite often. If asked to declare, I'd be up front about it and mention it, rather than have them ...


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Your best bet would likely be to go to Brazil and join a church ceremony. Ayahuasca is legal there for religious use, and there are several well-established churches that use it regularly with a track record of not killing their members, most notably Santo Daime and União do Vegetal. Church ceremonies (and the effects of ayahuasca) can last up to 12 hours, ...


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Your translation is incorrect- the German text says the same. It would be clearer if the dash after photographing would not be missing, but that is a minor error.


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When you are asked whether you have ever been denied entry, the correct answer is Yes. I was turned back simply because I carried too much things in my car for my intended duration of trip. Nothing stamped in my passport, no implicated crime committed, no inadmissibility or anything like that -- just an "Allowed to Leave" form given, which says "I hereby ...


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I am going to assume you want to advise them on the correct and legal behavior, not help them circumvent the rules. First, medications are exempt from the 100ml rule and everyone advises you keep your meds in carryon. (For example, here's the advice for Canadian travellers.) It should have a label that identifies it. I have never been asked to show a doctor ...


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If you notice your luggage has been tampered with before customs inspection, immediately alert airport security/police/customs agents (whichever is closest). What happens after is impossible to tell. Most likely at the very least your bags will be confiscated as evidence in a criminal investigation. You may also be detained or even arrested at least for the ...


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You likely won't be able to fill the prescriptions in Canada without visiting a Canadian doctor (which will be at your cost, as you're not covered by our public health system) and obtaining new prescriptions. Mind, some drugs are over-the-counter here and are by prescription in the U.S. (e.g. 222s, which are ASA + codeine). Ensure you not only have the ...


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There are a whole string of violations here. Failure to Declare the medication. It is a crime to fail to declare anything on a long list of things you need to declare, and you bet medicine is at the top of that list. The only way out of that one is to declare "Yes, I have methadone in my bag". Otherwise if you're caught, it's big trouble, a big fine, ...


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My understanding is that the real taboo of taking photos of anything related to drug dealing: vendors, customers, drugs, shops. While the act of taking a photo is not "illegal" according to Danish law, Christiania is famously self-governing. There is serious potential to upset people who do not want themselves or their (illegal) dealings to be recorded (...


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As a person who travels at least once a month all over the world, I have noticed something, in all airports there must be a toilet somewhere between the airplanes gates/carousels and the customs/immigration counters. The easiest way will be disposing things in the that toilet (if possible) specially if you are in a foreign country and you are not sure of the ...


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