In case you needed another reminder that it is, in fact, 2018, Los Angeles International Airport is now allowing passengers to bring weed on airplanes. In an official statement on the airport’s website, LAX says, “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.” This means that as long as you remain within the quantity limits, you can transport marijuana in your carry-on bag without any issue.
The policy makes LAX the first major domestic airport to take a pro-weed stance. Even the Denver International Airport has banned the possession of marijuana (in any quantity) despite the fact that marijuana is legal in Colorado.
It’s worth noting, however, that to bring weed in your carry-on, you must not be traveling out of the country and can only be en route to states where marijuana is legal. In addition to California itself, those states are Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Washington DC.
Also keep in mind that because marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, you could still be stopped at security by TSA. However, since they tend to focus on much larger, more serious threats, it’s unlikely that you would encounter any real issues, as long as you remain within the legal limits.
H/T: Condé Nast Traveler