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    Medical Marijuana in Aruba?

    I got an email last night from one of our members asking about "medical marijuana".
    She is prescribed medical marijuana for a medical condition that she did not disclose to me.

    She lives in MA and currently has a script for "MM"
    She takes this medicine daily and she implied it is not the smokable version.

    She has written to numerous agencies on Aruba, called the Aruba police, called aruba customs, called her resort .......got numerous different answers ranging from NO, to YES, to Don't tell, to Unknown.

    Her other question to them was is CBD oil allowed (there is no THC in CBD oil) ?
    CBD oil is allowed in all 50 states of USA. How about Aruba?
    She said, she would bring the CBD oil in the event that MM is disallowed.


    Does anyone have information for her to read?

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    CDB - does not contain THC. It is allowed in all 50 states, is easily ordered online from any number of vendors, so I would not be worried about it.

    TSA guidelines about carrying it on the plane: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-...ical-marijuana

    There are plenty of things to read if one searches for "traveling with medical marijuana."

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    I would contact either of the hospitals... they’ll know the lay of the land and whether there’s access to MM at the boticas (pharmacies).

    Health Canada has been pretty explicit about not taking cannibis out of the country because of issues with foreign law. Medical or recreational.

    It might be easier for the person just to get a prescription in Aruba and fill it there as well.

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    Health Canada:

    https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/drugs

    It looks like Canada won’t even let you cross the border with it. I highly doubt the US would let people either.

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    thanks all

    between all of the info you folks posted, and the reaching out that i did to the ATA office and a friend in the medical profession........the answer is NO.
    it cannot be brought in. there is no medical marijuana in aruba.

    She will bring her CBD oil (charlotte web) and hope that there is no issue.


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    Not a 100% sure what CBD is but if there is any question about the legality of bringing it into Aruba then I would never chance it. If its anything like the two borders of Canada and the US, they do NOT care if you have a prescription in YOUR country. If you try to cross the border with a banned substance you will get charged and arrested! Don't think you want to end up in an Arubian jail.

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    Yes, weed in general is illegal(although tolerated depending on the cop/person). Most people under 40 couldn't care less if you smoke on your private time, just don't do it in public because all it takes is one person who still believes in reefer madness to report you.

    Now when it comes to CBD oil and other extracts, its a total grey area within the judicial system. There are literally no laws that exist about this specific area. CBD oil for instance is easily found on the island with countless people advertising openly on facebook that they sell and produce it. Yet, they never get arrested because of this grey area.

    I have personally even ordered CBD oil off amazon for my dads back pain and had it shipped to Aruba. When it arrived I had to take one form to the department of health to have them sign off on it(which they did). Brought it back to customs and they cleared it.

    This is why you get "yes, no, maybe" answers depending on who and where you ask. Because for a lot of people on the island, they don't actually know what CBD is and if it comes from weed than it must obviously be illegal.
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    CBD hemp oil is made from high-CBD, low-THC hemp, unlike medical marijuana products, which are usually made from plants with high concentrations of THC. Because hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, these hemp oil products are non-psychoactive.

    Here is a link to a good explanation of CBD https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php
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