Tips for vacationing with weed

According to reports, 55.4 million Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving holiday. This forecast is a 2.3% increase over last year, the third highest since 2000, so be prepared for crowds. Whether near or far, you may want to bring a few “treats” that you can use along the way, the TSA frowns on this, but here are some tips for weed vacation travel.

If you plan on using it while traveling, which we warn you about, here are some suggestions. Firstly, I forgot about buds and e-cigarettes, too smelly, too noticeable and too annoying for those who can make travel difficult. Gummy candies are the easiest and least noticeable, especially since airports sell tons of regular candy. Don’t overdo it, you don’t want to be the subject of a viral video or get stopped by the TSA, the Highway Patrol’s security service.

Now it’s time to bring treats with you on your trip.

By plane

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Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to worry about weed while traveling? Unfortunately, we are not there yet, far from it even. While some airports are okay with this, others are not. For example, cannabis is prohibited at Denver Airport, which is located in the state of Colorado.

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The Travel Security Administration (TSA) stance is pretty clear. Because marijuana is federally illegal, passengers will be stopped if they have cannabis on them. However, it is helpful to know your rights; Do not interact with police officers unless absolutely necessary, and in the event of an arrest or arrest, tell them that you do not consent to a search and need an attorney.

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However, if you are driving with a vape pen or some edibles, it is very unlikely that you will be stopped. When it comes to flowering, especially when it comes to large quantities, we recommend that you store your well-deserved weed in a mason jar and hide it in a closet in your apartment, away from sunlight, so that it will be waiting for you when you return. If you’re heading home for the holidays, use some of your old contact lenses to graze or sneak away from a cousin.


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The rules for traveling by land are similar to those by air; While the states you travel to and from may be legal, the drug remains illegal at the federal level, which complicates matters.

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While there are penalties for traveling with weed, especially if you carry large amounts of it, officials are not actively looking for them. This means that if you drive consciously, you probably won’t have any problems mobilizing your grass. Make sure you store your weed in an airtight container or prefer edibles and e-cigarettes as they are more discreet and less easily detected. And make sure you don’t drink and drive.

What about medical marijuana?

medical marijuana

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If you have a medical marijuana card, you may face fewer hurdles. Still, it’s not a clear path. Be sure to have your doctor’s note, marijuana medical card and your doctor’s number ready. Ideally, you will travel to a state that has medical marijuana reciprocity. Make sure you have the smallest amount possible and store your weed in a convenient location.

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