The Do's and Don'ts of Traveling with Medical Cannabis -
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Life would be so much simpler for medical cannabis patients if cannabis became federally legal. One of the questions I see coming up time and time again on the Illinois Medical Cannabis Community Facebook site is “Can I Travel Outside of Illinois with My Medicine?” The answer is Yes and No. Don’t you hate when people give you that answer??  Sorry, but depending on where you are going, the answer may be Yes or No.

The first thing to remember is that cannabis is still federally illegal. If you are bringing your medicine into a state with no medical cannabis program, you will be breaking the law the moment you enter the state. However, if you are traveling to a state with a medical cannabis program that borders on Illinois, then you are legal to enter that state with your medicine.

Here are the guidelines to keep in mind when traveling in the US:

1. You CAN be arrested by state police for possession of cannabis if you travel to a state with no medical cannabis program even if you are a registered patient in Illinois