How to travel with marijuana, anyway? Marijuana is now legal in some states for recreational use and in others for medicinal purposes.
But the fact remains that marijuana is still illegal under federal law. So if you’re traveling with marijuana, even within a state where it’s legal, you need to be aware of the risks involved. Here are some tips to help you travel safely with marijuana.
Flying with Edibles
The TSA doesn’t specifically say that you can’t fly with marijuana edibles, but it does say that you can’t bring any food items such as “liquids, gels, creams, pastes, lotions, oils, or powders.” So, it’s probably best to err on the side of caution and not try to bring any edibles with you on a plane.
If you want to fly with edibles, your best bet is to ship them ahead of time to your destination. Pack them securely and make sure they’re clearly labeled so that there’s no confusion about what they are. If you’re driving across state lines with marijuana, it’s important to be aware of the laws in both states.
How Much Weed Can I Fly with?
You can fly with up to an ounce of marijuana in your carry-on or checked bag, but it’s important to note that this is a federal law, so it applies to all states, even those where marijuana is legal. And while the TSA is unlikely to be interested in such a small amount of weed, if you’re caught flying with more than an ounce, you could be subject to federal charges. So if you’re flying with marijuana, stick to the one-ounce rule.
Edibles in Checked Bags
Packing edibles in your checked luggage is the same as carrying them through security. If they’re discovered in the course of a TSA search of your luggage, they’ll be given to local cops, who will proceed from there. Thus, it’s generally not a good idea to pack edibles in your checked luggage unless you’re absolutely sure that they won’t be discovered.
Still, we don’t recommend packing any marijuana products in your checked luggage, as there’s always the chance that you will get caught or your bag will be lost or stolen. If you must pack edibles in your checked luggage, be sure to pack them securely and discreetly.
Flying with Cannabutter
Cannabutter is cannabis-infused butter, and it’s a popular ingredient in many marijuana edibles. Thus, it falls under the same TSA restrictions as other edibles. You can’t bring it through security, and you shouldn’t pack it in your checked luggage either.
Ensure that you don’t get caught flying with cannabutter as it is a federal offense. When packing your bags for travel, it’s important to be discreet about any marijuana products you bring with you.
What Happens if You Get Caught with Edibles?
If you’re caught with marijuana edibles at the airport, the TSA will likely confiscate them and turn them over to local law enforcement. Depending on your state, you may be subject to arrest or citation. In some states, possessing small amounts of marijuana is a misdemeanor offense, while in others, it’s a felony. So, if you’re caught with marijuana edibles, it’s important to know the laws of the state you’re in.
Marijuana is still illegal under federal law, so traveling with it can be risky. If you do choose to travel with marijuana, be sure to follow all local and state laws. Discreetly pack your products, and don’t try to bring more than an ounce with you. And always remember that the TSA is not looking for your weed, but they will confiscate it if they find it.
Closing on Traveling with Cannabis
We advise you that the best way to travel with your weed is by being discreet, knowing the laws of the state you are traveling to, and not carrying more than an ounce on you. If you want to be extra safe, consider shipping your cannabis products. The best way is to refrain from carrying any cannabis product on you while flying, as it is a federal offense. But we understand that sometimes people need to fly with their weed, so if you must, use this guide safely and discreetly.