5 Tips for Traveling with Marijuana at LAX Airport - IndicaOnline

Monday, Oct 22, 2018

Last month, Los Angeles International Airport announced a major policy change pertaining to possession of marijuana. LAX in collaboration with LAPD will now allow passengers to carry legal amount of cannabis in their carry on baggage. Since California passed Proposition 64, LAX airport has decided to adopt the state law allowing cannabis, but there are some precautions passengers should know about before traveling with marijuana.

Know the Limits

It is critical for anyone who intends to travel through LAX airport to know exactly how much cannabis they can possess with the legal limits. Anyone carrying more than the legal limit is subject to fines and possible arrest at the discretion of the LAPD. LAX included the legal amounts in their press release about traveling with marijuana.

"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."