LAX is the first international airport to state a direct and clear pro-cannabis policy about flying with marijuana and marijuana products. This is a huge step in the right direction. Many travelers have been afraid of punishment for flying with cannabis products for a long time.
You can tell this is a big deal by the number of social media posts with LAX Marijuana policy screenshots!
This is only considered a step in the right direction since this LAX policy doesn’t give travelers free reign to go wherever they please with cannabis products. The policy simply allows travelers to have their product in LAX, and to get through security and on a plane with their product. What happens at the final destination is up to that location’s policies which may seriously differ from LAX’s.
LAX Marijuana Policy
“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.”
What does this LAX Marijuana Policy mean for you?
This means that you can now fly out of Southern California with 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana. This is great for passengers flying from one state with legalized marijuana to another state with legalized marijuana. However, individuals flying to states which have yet to legalize marijuana should travel with care. State laws in the arrival destination rule, even if you are clear at departure from LAX.
How do you travel with marijuana?
There are many specialized containers created for just this purpose. These containers protect the product itself from getting physically impacted by travel; protect the product quality by retaining the moisture level; and hold in the odor of your product so your luggage doesn’t emanate the smell of cannabis. It’s best to use these containers because keeping your product in the packaging from the store likely won’t protect the product well enough. However, some brands have high quality packaging which will definitely withstand the test of airport travel. It’s up to your judgement, but we strongly recommend getting a nice collection of travel containers, just as you would for your shampoo and conditioner!
Here are a few travel containers for you to use for your next flight out of LAX:
TightVacs were originally created for storage of items such as dried foods and coffee. But, their technology is ideal for storing and traveling with cannabis flower products! If you’re concerned about smell, you definitely don’t need to worry with this container. The vacuum seal keeps odor from escaping, thus letting you travel through LAX with your cannabis, discreetly.
Non-Stick Concentrate Containers
Since 2009, Cannaline has been supplying the medical cannabis industry with the highest quality marijuana packaging for both flower and concentrates. This little concentrate container lets you keep your concentrates fresh and unharmed while traveling through LAX.
Cannabis Concentrate Container
BlackRock Safety Case
The Black Rock safety case is a perfect travel container for most of your cannabis products. We love to use this case for vape pens, batteries, cartridges and chargers. The safety case keeps the items, safe, secure, and in one easy place.
Black Rock Safety Case for Cannabis Travel
The Medtainer is versatile in its design. This container traverses numerous consumer needs on the go. The product stores, seals in odor, and functions as a grinder. It’s perfect for travel, and to carry your product with you on the daily.
Medtainer cannabis storage
Dime Bags is known for highly functional cannabis carrying cases. The company makes smell proof pouches which are perfect for travel. These pouches will hold a variety of your products, and lock the odor in!
Dime Bags smell proof case
You are all set to travel from LAX to a cannabis friendly locale. Take your carrying cases with you and pack your product nice and safely.