Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) says it will permit travelers to bring small amounts of legal marijuana through security in their carry-on bags.
This excludes the USE of marijuana at the airport though. It only allows users to pass through with the legal amount on their person without arrest.
In 2016, California passed Proposition 64, aka the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The passing of this proposition means that as of January 1, 2018, it is legal in California ‘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.’
LAX is honoring the same regulations in the airport, allowing travelers over the age of 21 to enter the airport and pass through security with the permitted amounts of marijuana.
‘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,’ reads a statement on LAX’s official website, which was posted on September 2018.
The issue of legality is in this case affected by destination. If an individual is travelling between two states where the weed is allowed and seen as legal, then there will be no hassles upon lading,
The case is different for a destination where pot is still considered illegal. The brief clarifies that ‘you are still subject to the local laws where you might be going, even if you carry a valid weed prescription from the place where you live’
The carrier also determines what is legal or illegal in this issue because planes are subject to federal law, not a state. So even if Los Angeles Police refuse to prosecute, there may still be lingering problems occasioned by the plane carrier.
The LAX just added another star to its lapel for being a unique airport to use in addition to the high likelihood that you might see a celebrity by chance.