LAX Now Allows Passengers To Fly With Marijuana

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Los Angeles International Airport has made some changes to their policies and procedures, when it comes to flying with marijuana. Passengers will not be arrested or stopped if airport police find marijuana in your carry-on luggage.

LAX Now Allows Passengers To Fly With Marijuana

Per the new rules, you can bring 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana with you the next time you’re departing from LAX.

LAX Now Allows Passengers To Fly With Marijuana

Per LAX,

While federal law prohibits the possession of marijuana (inclusive of federal airspace,) California’s passage of proposition 64, effective January 1, 2018, 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. In accordance with Proposition 64, 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. However, 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.

Effectively TSA can still turn over any marijuana found in luggage to airport police, however they won’t be making any arrests or even confiscating the marijuana as long as it’s with the legal limit under their state law.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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  1. Interesting. However what does this really mean? What other states can you even take marijuana with you to?

    Surely leaving lax and arriving at say jfk even though no checking occurs is completely illegal?

  2. That’s interesting considering those amounts are a felony under US federal law. Maybe LAX can ignore other federal crimes such as kidnapping, credit card fraud, child porn, tax evasion, counterfeiting, assassinations and attempts, bank robberies, etc.

    There are many nonstop flights to countries like China, Singapore, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia from LAX. Thankfully they aren’t so easy going on the issue.

  3. Gotta grab some popcorn and watch as some stupid Californians fly to Singapore and Saudi Arabia with their pot.

  4. Liberals love to ignore laws they disagree with, with a righteous indignation. Marijuana laws, immigration laws, even property crime laws. They love to pick and choose. But god forbid if you are a law abiding citizen exercising the constitutional right to bear arms. I’m so sick of living in this ridiculous state.

  5. WR, then go jump off the Golden Gate Bridge, or perhaps, use your precious firearm on yourself, you miserable piece of shit.

    Your life is worthless.

  6. TYPICAL libiot response from WR’s Mom. These people ALWAYS WHINE about “free speech” but when someone says or posts ANYTHING they disagree with the libiots are the FIRST ones to not just disagree but threaten murder and violence on anyone who disagrees. ANYONE who would cast a vote for a GROUP of people like this is as crazy as they are.

  7. TYPICAL contard response from W. Johnson. WR posts an off-topic conservative rant and gets a reply…and you declare the reply to be unconscionable politics rather than the original political rant. Only libs post angry missives? C’mon, W.J., you know better.

    BUT whatever. You BE you, W.J. and CONTINUE to post with randomly CAPITALIZED words. Or is it your CapsLock key gllitching? If so, buy a new keyboard. WHATEVER you do, PLEASE stop giving conservatives a BAD name, lest we think of you as a GROUP that doesn’t understand TROLLING and falls into the TRAP of responding to IT. Please and Thank You.

  8. LAX may allow it, but what about the national airlines?
    California and Colorado allow banks to process marijuana generated funds, but many national banks refuse to do so.
    Would be a nice follow up article.

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