LAX allows travelers to fly with weed
Despite marijuana being federally illegal, LAX allows for travelers to pack weed in their bags leaving the airport. This is good news for holiday travelers, especially people who want to travel with cannabis this Thanksgiving.
On the LAX website, a statement reads, “California law allows for individuals 21 years of age or older to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana…APD officers, who are California Peace Officers, have no jurisdiction to arrest individuals if they are complying with state law..”
Like so much in today’s news, the idea of flying with marijuana would have seemed outlandish to someone even just a few years ago, yet that is exactly what is happening now.
The police in the airport will treat marijuana in bags like any other legal item, and allow you to pass through with it.
Their website announced their new weed policy in a statement, “In accordance with Proposition 64, the Los Angeles Airport Police Department will allow passengers to travel through LAX with up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana.”
Proposition 64 legalized marijuana in the state of California on January first of 2018 and now allows passengers to fly with weed.
While the TSA has not announced anything about flying with marijuana and still retains the right to prevent passengers from getting on planes with it, the police will not confiscate it as long as it is within the guidelines.
Marijuana is considered legal in 9 states, but on a federal level is still illegal. You are very much traveling at your own risk. You will likely travel across state lines if you’re flying and if you choose to travel with cannabis, this will put you at risk of the rules and regulations of wherever you fly to. While LAX claims they will not give you any problems while you travel out of Los Angeles, you need to be aware of the risks you take when you land in an area where cannabis is not legal.
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