From Now On You Can Carry Marijuana at LAX
Last Thursday, September 27. Los Angeles International Airport had posted a recent policy on marijuana via its website, announcing that LAX and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will now allow people to walk on their flights with cannabis, as long as it is within the newly established limit.
A current update for Proposition 64 indicates that individuals older than 21 years old will be “allowed through LAX with up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana for personal consumption”.
It means that it is totally admissible to carry an ounce of cannabis at LAX, but passengers cannot expect to go freely through Transportation Security Administration. Federal TSA agents can still check people since possession of marijuana is still a federal crime. When someone is picked up with weed, these authorities can put them aside and call the police to determine if they are carrying the legal amount permitted in the state.
Being the first air terminal to adopt these new rules, the San Francisco International Airport has not declared that they will follow this measure yet. Travelers arriving with cannabis might get warned by the authorities, same goes to the San Diego International Airport, the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, and the Denver International Airport, even though they legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado in 2012.