What You Need to Know When Traveling with Marijuana Products

Travelling with Marijuana Products

With states beginning to legalize marijuana, there are still many questions about how the laws will work when traveling with weed. Will you be able to bring it on a plane? What if you’re crossing state lines? Will you be able to have it in your car? The rules are different than mailing edibles. These are all important questions to consider when traveling with marijuana products.

The laws around traveling with marijuana products are constantly changing, so it’s essential to stay up-to-date on the latest information. Here are some things to keep in mind when traveling with marijuana products:

AlabamaMedicinal only
AlaskaFully Legal
ArizonaFully Legal
ArkansasMedicinal only
CaliforniaFully Legal
ColoradoFully Legal
ConnecticutFully Legal
DelawareMedicinal only
District of ColumbiaFully Legal
FloridaMedicinal only
GeorgiaCBD Oil Only
HawaiiMedicinal only
IdahoFully Illegal
IllinoisFully Legal
IndianaCBD Oil Only
IowaCBD Oil Only
KansasFully Illegal
KentuckyCBD Oil Only
LouisianaMedicinal only
MaineFully Legal
MarylandMedicinal only
MassachusettsFully Legal
MichiganFully Legal
MinnesotaMedicinal only
MississippiMedicinal only
MissouriMedicinal only
MontanaFully Legal
NebraskaFully Illegal
NevadaFully Legal
New HampshireMedicinal only
New JerseyFully Legal
New MexicoFully Legal
New YorkFully Legal
North CarolinaFully Illegal
North DakotaMedicinal only
OhioMedicinal only
OklahomaMedicinal only
OregonFully Legal
PennsylvaniaMedicinal only
Rhode IslandFully Legal
South CarolinaFully Illegal
South DakotaMedicinal only
TennesseeCBD Oil Only
TexasCBD Oil Only
UtahMedicinal only
VermontFully Legal
VirginiaFully Legal
WashingtonFully Legal
West VirginiaMedicinal only
WisconsinCBD Oil Only
WyomingFully Illegal

On August 8, a Constitutional Amendment was filed in Florida that would allow those who are 21 and above to use recreational cannabis in the state. Back in 2016, Florida voters approved a similar amendment to broaden the legalization of medical marijuana.

Flying with Marijuana Products

Flying with marijuana products can be a tricky process. You may not know the laws about flying with weed in your state or country, and you could get into trouble if you’re not careful. Make sure to research the laws in your area before you attempt to fly with any marijuana products, and always pack them in a way that will not draw attention to them.

In the United States, flying with marijuana is still illegal under federal law. However, many states have now legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. This can create a confusing situation for travelers, as they may not be sure if they are allowed to bring their weed on a plane.

Can you fly with marijuana products across different states? 

As of July 2022, 19 states legalized recreational cannabis, and 38 had medical marijuana programs. However, the relationship between state and federal laws complicates matters.

The TSA says that you are allowed to travel with marijuana as long as it complies with the laws of the state you depart from and the state you are arriving in. And the amount should be less than three ounces. 

However, you should keep in mind that the TSA is a federal agency, and they are required to follow federal law. According to the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, cannabis is still classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency as a Schedule I drug. Even though it is legal in most states, carrying or possessing this substance in a federal location, such as an airport, is still a federal crime. 

So even though you may be traveling between two states where marijuana is legal, the TSA could still confiscate your weed if they find it in your possession. The TSA has said that they are not looking for drugs, but if they do come across them, you may be subject to further action from law enforcement. 

In short, you can bring marijuana products on a plane, but it is a risk you will take.  

How about flying with THC or CBD Vapes?

It is legal to fly with THC or CBD vapes in the US, as long as you follow the guidelines laid out by the TSA.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is a government agency that is responsible for ensuring the safety of airline passengers and their luggage. One of the things they deal with regularly is checking for banned items, including marijuana and marijuana products.

The TSA attempts to make things as simple as possible for passengers by issuing guidelines regarding flying with marijuana products. 4. Here are a few important things to know: 

  • You can bring your THC or CBD vape pen on a plane, but you must pack it in your checked luggage. 
  • You cannot bring more than 3 ounces of marijuana products in your carry-on or checked luggage combined. 
  • You cannot smoke or vape weed on an airplane, even if it is legal in your state. 

Can you fly internationally with marijuana products? 

Currently, it is not legal to fly with marijuana products internationally. While some countries have begun to relax their laws around marijuana, it is still illegal under international law. 

However, hemp and CBD derived from hemp are now federally legal, according to the 2018 Farm Bill. As a result, you can take CBD products anywhere in the country with you, even to other countries.  

So, if you are planning to travel with marijuana products, it is essential to check the laws of both the country you are departing from and the country you are arriving in. For example, you can take CBD on a plane in the UK, as long as it complies with the same regulations as other items in your luggage. But this would be enough in countries like China or Singapore to land you in serious trouble. 

Traveling over Land with Marijuana Products

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there’s no need to leave your weed at home. You can easily take your marijuana products with you on the road with a little preparation. Here are a few things to keep in mind when traveling with cannabis:

Can you drive around with marijuana products? 

State boundaries are under federal jurisdiction, so crossing state lines with substances or products considered illegal by federal laws is not a good idea. But if you need to drive with marijuana products in a state where it is legal, there are a few things to keep in mind.  

First, you should never drive while under the influence of marijuana. Secondly, ensure that the marijuana products are properly sealed and stored so that they are not within reach of the driver or passengers. And finally, be aware of the laws of the state you are traveling in and ensure you are not carrying more than the legal limit. 

Can you take marijuana on a train?

Marijuana is legal in some states for medicinal and recreational use, but not all states allow marijuana on trains. Amtrak has a very strict policy against it. If you’re caught with marijuana on a train, you could face serious consequences, including fines and jail time.

So if you’re traveling through a state where marijuana is illegal, it’s best to leave your weed at home. Check our list above to make sure you’re updated. And even if you’re in a state where marijuana is legal, be aware of the laws governing transportation – some states only allow marijuana to be transported in certain types of containers or only allow small amounts to be carried.

How to Find 420-Friendly Hotels & Cafes

In states where marijuana is now legal, it’s important to know which establishments will accommodate your smoking needs. There are several ways to find these types of businesses, from online directories to word-of-mouth recommendations from friends. 

You can also check out Forbes’ list of cannabis-friendly hotels in the world and Yahoo’s cannabis tourism guide. If you’re unsure what your hotel’s rules are regarding cannabis use, you can ask the manager or the staff to be sure. 

So whether you’re visiting a new city or just looking for a place to relax and enjoy a joint, you can easily find the perfect 420-friendly hotel or cafe!

Being a respectful stoner

Whether you are a first-time smoker or an experienced cannabis connoisseur, you need to know how to use weed safely and politely when traveling. How should you behave if you’re smoking in a foreign country? What if you’re visiting friends or family who doesn’t smoke? And what if you’re just trying to enjoy a joint on your vacation but don’t want to break any laws?

Here are some tips for being a responsible cannabis user:

1. Do your homework. Research the rules of the country you are traveling to and the hotel you are staying at. Weed might be slowly becoming popular, but there might be some restrictions you need to be aware of. 

2. Don’t travel stoned. People are arrested daily for driving while stoned, even though the testing methods are widely contested.

3. Clean up after yourself. Don’t dump your trash anywhere; ensure it is appropriately wrapped and not leaking when you dispose of it. 

4. Be polite to others, especially those who are not smokers. Check out the 420-friendly hotels or inns in your area just to be sure. 

Bon Voyage!

As marijuana laws are changing around the country, it is important to be aware of the restrictions in each state. Whether traveling for leisure or business, make sure you know the local laws governing cannabis use. And if you’re not sure, ask! Many resources are available online and through word-of-mouth that can help you find 420-friendly hotels, cafes, and tourist destinations. Remember to respect those who do not smoke and always clean up after yourself. Have a safe and happy travels! 

Zak Voss, the founder of The THC Times, brings over 15 years of experience in the cannabis industry, blending his engineering background with extensive legal and technical expertise. Renowned for his consultancy in cannabis legalities and indoor growing environments, Zak is a vital guide for navigating the complex cannabis landscape.