Can You Fly With Your Vape On A Plane?

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Can You Fly With Your Vape On A Plane?

Can you take your vape by plane? The answer is… a big YES.  

You must follow the Transportation Security Administration’s vape and e-cig packing instructions and must not put them in your checked bag. Vapes or e-cigs should only be in your carry on bag and need to be put away and disassembled. The Transportation Security Administration is not actively searching for cannabis, but if an item is found during a security check, the TSA will contact the local police. It is up to them to investigate and decide whether or not to file a case against the passenger. In states where adult cannabis is legal, like California, Washington, and Colorado,  you will not be charged if you have less than the legal limit for that state. In any medical marijuana state, the same applies to any medical marijuana cardholder.

How Do You Pack Your E-Cigarettes and Vaping Devices?

According to the Transportation Security Administration guidelines, the FAA (the federal agency that oversees the country’s airspace) does not allow vape pens, e-cigs, and vaporizers from being stashed in checked bags. The passenger is at risk of having their luggage pulled for an invasive search by having these smoking devices in their checked baggage. The passenger could face fines and  any banned items will be seized. Batteries can sometimes spark or blow up in the extreme temperatures and low pressure of the airplane’s cargo hold, another reason the TSA doesn’t want your vapes in your checked baggage. Surely this would be the last thing you want to concern yourself with while you’re thousands of miles above the ocean. Passengers are prohibited to use e-cigarettes on board, but are allowed to keep vapes in carry-on baggage or personal bags.

Where Can I Fly With Weeds?

Between states with legal weed laws, it is relatively safe to fly as long as what you have is a personal use amount of cannabis products. If the Transportation Security Administration finds a cannabis product during a search, but the amount involved is legal and small, the TSA will not refer the case to local law enforcement agencies. The TSA will only involve local police if the drug detected at the security checkpoint exceeds legal limits or is illegal in the area.

They will probably not dispatch law enforcement agencies to arrest someone if  local jurisdictions do not prosecute the usage of adult recreational marijuana, but it’s more like a loophole than a law. All airspace in the United States is under federal jurisdiction, and all cannabis products containing more than 0.3% THC are still criminalized at the federal level. You could get flagged for smuggling and drug trafficking, which is a federal felony, by flying through states with huge amounts of cannabis.

What Kind Of Weeds Should I Bring On An Airplane?

To help calm your travel jitters and get you through the flight, one would be safest flying with a small package of edibles or a tincture. Vaping and smoking of any substance on an airplane is a fire hazard so the only kinds of products allowed for use during the flight are edibles, tinctures, and topicals. It is best to keep vapes sealed and out of sight as there is a really strict fine for smoking or tampering with smoke detectors.

When traveling to a state with a legal adult use market, it is simply unnecessary to pack a large amount of weed as there are so many pharmacies with easy access next to LAX. You can reduce risk, anxiety, support the local industry, and save room in your bag by buying all the weed you need for your trip after you land. Cannabis amnesty boxes where you can deposit your remaining weeds before you leave can also be found in many of the legal state’s airports.

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