Weedmaps: What Marijuana Users Should Know Before Traveling
It’s vacation season. 257.4 million people are expected to take to the skies this summer. And many of them smoke weed.
For those traveling out of marijuana legal states, the rules surrounding pot and travel can be especially confusing. Luckily, Weedmaps has them covered.
The company’s website has released a list of useful facts for marijuana users who fly. For instance:
1. The TSA doesn’t prioritize marijuana searches. However, if you’re caught with it and referred to law enforcement, you could face anything from a small fine to a felony drug possession charge depending on what state you’re flying out of. CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC are ok.
2. Some airports are more lenient than others. While LAX probably won’t confiscate small amounts of weed at security checkpoints, Denver’s airport strictly prohibits any amount of marijuana.
Weedmaps also breaks down specific rules at Boston Logan, LAS, SeaTac, and PDX.
3. Once you’re in the air, the stakes are — ahem — higher. If a member of the flight crew catches you with marijuana, you could face federal charges.
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