April 18, 2024 | Education, Lifestyle, Solar News

Flying with Cannabis

Can you Fly with Cannabis?

In an era where cannabis legalization is sweeping across regions, travelers are increasingly curious about the parameters when it comes to bringing their favorite herb along. However, the reality is far more complex than one might imagine. While cannabis laws are evolving, flying with cannabis still remains as a murky legal territory with significant risks and potential consequences.

Flying with Cannabis

There are a few different scenarios where you’d think it should be easy to transport your cannabis. Traveling from one legal state to another? Traveling from one legal country to another? We know, we’re frustrated too.

It is important to know what the laws are in the place you are traveling to. The legality of cannabis varies widely depending on location. While some jurisdictions have legalized its recreational and medicinal use, others maintain strict prohibition. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is primarily concerned with the security threats and operates under federal law, which classifies cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance.

TSA itself has stated that “TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs.” 


“But if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer”. 


How to Fly with Cannabis

While various states and territories have enacted their own cannabis regulations, cannabis remains illegal at the federal level in the United States. And unfortunately air travel is overseen by TSA, a federal agency.

Back in 2021, Alex Caruso, was arrested in Texas for marijuana possession. Traveling from L.A. a legal state, to Texas, a illegal state, showed no issues. Where the cookie crumbled, was returning from Texas to L.A., oof.

So let’s get to the heart of the question. Can you fly with cannabis? Currently, the answer is no. TSA states that bringing any cannabis product with more than 0.3% THC on an aircraft is against federal law. But, the laws are changing. Before you travel make sure to check the laws of the cities you are departing from and arriving to. Also check in with the airports and airlines.

If you are flying into Rhode Island, be sure to visit Solar Cannabis Co. Warwick, for all of your cannabis needs conveniently located 3 miles from TF Green International Airport

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