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If I’m flying between two states where recreational cannabis is legal (i.e., California to Colorado), can I travel with edibles? — Anonymous
As more of the country legalizes recreational and medical marijuana, it gets more and more confusing where you’re allowed to have it and where it’s still off limits.
You have states where marijuana offenses can land you heavy fines and jail time close to states with dispensaries that look like Apple stores. You can buy cannabis at music festivals in California, or go to a weed-friendly campsite in New Mexico with a “Cannabis Minister” to officiate weddings.
But no matter where you are in the United States, you still can’t legally fly with edibles.
That’s because on a federal level, marijuana is illegal to use or possess under the Controlled Substances Act. Or technically speaking, as the Transportation Security Administration has on its website:
“Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA.” [Read More @ The Washington Post]
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