Marijuana users heading through Los Angeles, there’s a new rule in place that works in your favor. Travelers transiting through Los Angeles International Airport are now able to carry legal amounts of cannabis through security and onto their flights—though it’s still illegal to smoke it in the airport.
Los Angeles International Airport just got a bit greener with a new policy about marijuana. Now, travelers heading to a flight at LAX can carry legal amounts of cannabis through security and onto their planes. Here’s the official new policy from the LAX website:
While federal law prohibits the possession of marijuana (inclusive of federal airspace,) 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.
In accordance with Proposition 64, the Los Angeles Airport Police Department will allow passengers to travel through LAX with up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana. However, passengers should be aware that marijuana laws vary state by state and they are encouraged to check the laws of the states in which they plan to travel.
Keep in mind that doesn’t mean you’re allowed to smoke pot at the airport—just transport it. And it’s not all airports in California, either. Even though the state legalized it, each airport throughout the state may have different policies. This new rule at LAX, though, is in accordance with the local police force’s wishes.