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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.
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.
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.
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