LAX Brings A New Meaning To Flying High With Its Updated Policy

By Malia Wooten

Guess what L.A.? You can now fly with MJ! (And we’re not talking about the Marvel comic book character 😉.)

This week, traveling with cannabis just got a whole lot less stressful. The Los Angeles National Airport has updated its public marijuana policy and its post on the LAX website has gone viral.

You can imagine how ecstatic Angelenos are now that it’s officially constitutional to transport legal amounts of weed through security checkpoints and onto planes! But if you were hoping to smoke your vape pen on the plane, we’re not quite there yet… baby steps people.

LAX’s new policy goes as follows:

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.

On election night of 2016, Proposition 64 made it legal for adults 21 and older to possess cannabis. We assume LAX updated their policy to better manage local law enforcement’s time considering they have much bigger fish to fry.

Though one of the world’s biggest transit hubs is now providing cannabis relief, there are still rules to follow. You can travel within California possessing up to one ounce of flower or eight grams of hash – however, the policy doesn’t extend to those who fly outside of the boundaries of the state. Remember: you are still at risk of arrest if you land in a prohibition state with marijuana.

So be sure to do your research and safe travels!