How to Fly with Cannabis in the State of California

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Today We are Introducing you How to Fly with Cannabis in the State of California?

Cannabis may be legal is California, but that does not allow you to carry it with you on your next flight home. At least, not if you’re a recreational cannabis user. Medical marijuana patients with a medical cannabis recommendation can legally carry up to 8 ounces of dried marijuana in Californian airports.

Watch the complete video to find out why you must have a medical marijuana card if you want to carry cannabis on your next flight.

If you are a cannabis user in California, chances are you’ve probably asked yourself, “Is flying with cannabis legal?”

In the US, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states, while recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and the District of Columbia.
Speaking of California alone, rules for traveling with cannabis are constantly changing. For instance, the recent regulations released by the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control have prohibited the use of an aircraft, watercraft, drone, rail or unmanned vehicle to transport cannabis.

Additionally, conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws are causing confusion among Californians. To help you get acquainted with the law, we’ve prepared this video explaining basic rules regarding travel with cannabis.

TSA guidelines for recreational marijuana users:

According to Homeland Security’s Transit Security Administration, flying with cannabis is strictly illegal. So, if you’re a recreational user, you probably have to leave marijuana at home. Failure to do so can result in serious repercussions. In case the TSA does find cannabis in your bags, you may either get a verbal warning, a fine or even arrested.

Are Californian medical marijuana users allowed to travel with cannabis?

Yes, According to United Patients Group, MMJ users can fly domestically with medical marijuana when leaving certain California airports as long as they carry at most 8 ounces of dried marijuana.

Both Oakland and San Francisco airports are medical marijuana friendly, requiring patients to simply make a prior declaration about carrying marijuana.

Tips for medical marijuana users to travel safely with cannabis:

• While travelling with cannabis, it would be better to call the particular airport (for both inbound and outbound flights) and ask their current policy.
• Secondly, always take marijuana, edibles, or other related items as carry-on baggage and not in checked luggage.
• Keep in mind that the TSA may call the local police to verify your eligibility for medical marijuana, so make sure to carry your medical recommendation along with you.

Can I fly out of California with medical marijuana?

Flying out of a medical marijuana friendly airport poses no risks, whereas landing in a state that has not legalized medical marijuana is illegal. Furthermore, carrying cannabis internationally is completely illegal.

Travelers who are compliant with California’s marijuana laws should be aware that laws for possession and transportation can differ greatly. Recreational users can possess only one ounce of marijuana, while medical users can possess eight times this quantity.

And that’s not all. Medical marijuana users can also receive tax savings up to 25%, a higher grow limit and better access to marijuana dispensaries.

For more information on the benefits of a medical card and to buy one, visit our website,

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