Carry-On Cannabis: LAX Airport Permits Travel With Cannabis


Airports can be stressful and uncomfortable places: long lines, lost bags, tight seats, delays, crying babies - the list goes on! Thankfully, there’s good news for high-minded flyers in Southern California; with the 2018 cannabis legalization in California, you now can legally fly out of (or into) LAX airport with your weed!

Check out these important details from CNN.com:

"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," reads a statement on LAX's official website, which was posted in September 2018.

That said, whether you can get busted for traveling throughout the US with pot depends on where you're going. If you're traveling between two states where the substance is legal, such as California and Vermont, you should be all right upon landing.

But if your flight is going from LAX to a place where marijuana isn't legal, it depends on the laws in the state or country where you arrive. You are still subject to local laws wherever you might be going, even if you carry a valid weed prescription for the place where you live.

Planes themselves are also subject to federal law, which means you could still face fines or detention for carrying pot, even if Los Angeles police decline to prosecute -- at minimum, you don't want to miss your flight by getting held up.”

*Click here for an awesome US map from LATaco.com that shows the legal cannabis status of each US state*

Personally, I like to use edibles to knock me out on flights and take me to my happy place. If you love chocolate, I highly recommend KIVA’s Tangerine Dark Chocolate Bar. Maybe you want to do some creative work or watch a fun movie on the plane, I also love KIVA’s Cannabis-infused Espresso Beans for a more active, euphoric high. Breez mints brand also makes a number of discreet and quality products; perfect for elevated travel, their Cinnamon 1:1 High CBD Oral Spray is sure to keep you cozy and relaxed on a long flight. (Pro Tip: When medicating in public settings, Visine is your friend!)

Come visit sunny Los Angeles, check out our delivery services and dispensaries, and catch a flight home out of LAX!

Author Credits: Liam likes exploring nature, playing music, and relaxing with cannabis.

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