Positive News Story: You Can Now Fly Through LAX With Weed
by Tommy Gimler
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According to Business Insider, travelers looking to get high in the sky aboard a plane taking off from LAX will be able to that and then some thanks to the international airport’s updated marijuana policy.
“As of January 1, 2018, 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 for personal consumption,” reads the new policy that was updated on the airport’s website late last month. “With the change in state law, the policy and procedures of the Los Angeles Airport Police Division (APD) regarding marijuana were updated to reflect this change. APD officers, who are California Peace Officers, have no jurisdiction to arrest individuals if they are complying with state law. However, airport guests should be aware that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening stations are under federal jurisdiction. Also, passengers should be aware that marijuana laws vary state by state and they are encouraged to check the laws of the states in which they plan to travel.”
So what does that mean? Well, if you decide to burn a j in front of a TSA officer, they’ll be well within their rights to take it away and throw it in the bin containing knives, bottled water and Costco-sized shampoo because somehow in 2018, people still aren’t aware that you can’t fly with those items. However, as long as you’re not an idiot and yell something to the effect of, “Hey, Greg. Want to get fucked up on one of these Green Hornets?”, odds are you’re in the clear as long as you’re traveling within the Golden State, to any of the other eight states where recreational weed is legal or to our nation’s capital.
Of course, once you get on the plane it’s not like you’ll be able to ask a flight attendant to light up your spliff, but relax. It’ll be less than an hour before you begin making your descent into Las Vegas.
Photo credit: Time
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