With COVID on the decline, Summer fast approaching, and vacations are slated to happen in the next few months, airline travel is all but back and more popular than ever before! As a dedicated stoner, however, no trip will ever be complete without getting your hands on your favorite BLVK Label disposables. How would one go about flying with it? Is it possible? Can you get in trouble? Luckily for you, it's actually a lot easier than you think.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO FLY WITH CANNABIS?
For starters, let's quell the first question right out of the gates. Yes, it is possible to fly with weed. As you pass through TSA security, you have to remember that these agents are not looking for your personal stash of cannabis. What they are looking for are liquids, hardcore narcotics, ridiculously large amounts of weed (think pounds and pounds of it), weapons, and anything else that could potentially pose a danger to a plane full of people.
Depending on what state you're flying into, certain state and local laws might have possession limits in place or flat-out outlaw cannabis. For example, in California, people can possess up to 1 ounce (28 grams); whereas Oklahoma residents may possess up to 3 ounces. On the other hand, say if you're flying into Utah, cannabis is expressly illegal and should you choose to fly into the state carrying your stash, you'll likely run into issues with enforcement of that ban.
Bottom line: know the laws and act accordingly.
TSA WILL LARGELY LEAVE YOU ALONE
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is a federal agency and as such follows the laws as set forth by the federal government. In the eyes of the federal government, cannabis remains a Schedule 1 controlled substance. Technically speaking, crossing state lines with a Schedule 1 substance is against the law.
Now, before you fret about potentially breaking federal law, understand that the airports are operated by the local governments in which they are located in. Therefore, if both the departure and arrival airports you are flying into allows medical and/or recreation cannabis, and you're traveling within the possession limits set forth for both states, you'll be fine.
HOW TO FLY WITH YOUR CANNABIS - DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
If you've ever flown with a vape of any sort before, how to pack your device can mean the world as to whether you get to keep the device or asked to throw it away. As a general rule of thumb, vape batteries are labeled as potential fire hazards and are not allowed to be packed into checked luggage. Instead, keep the device in your carry-on or personal bag.
It's also worth noting that should you be flying with cartridges, the air pressure can cause the concentrate to leak out and spill. We recommend leaving about one-third of the cartridge empty to give some space in case there is, in fact a change in air pressure.
HOW TO FLY WITH YOUR CANNABIS - INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
Typically, attempting to travel internationally with cannabis is expressly illegal. And even the previously mentioned packing advice is generally inapplicable. In these cases, we do not recommend flying into a different country with cannabis. If the arrival destination legalized cannabis, the safer rule of thumb is to simply stock up there.
With the progression of cannabis use, we hope that regulations continue to be flexible when it comes to traveling with THC, particularly that of the vape variety. It's important to acknowledge that our tips cannot and should not be construed as legal advice. Choosing to fly with THC is a risk that each person should be considering.