Flying High in the Friendly Skies

Kid Rock sang about “flying high” and Los Angeles International Airport

(LAX) is making it a reality by permitting travelers to possess small amounts of legal marijuana in their carry-on luggage and travel through LAX.  The LAX Official Site has posted its new policy:

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.

Marijuana is not legal nationwide, so travelers need to beware that they are subject to local laws wherever they land and that planes themselves are subject to federal law.

With 61% of Americans supporting the legalization of marijuana, LAX’s travel change provides an illustration of the growing movement to normalize and accept personal marijuana use.

Learn more about the status of the legalization of Marijuana in New Jersey as well as your rights to travel by contacting the attorneys at Rosenberg | Perry & Associates, LLC.