A little over a week deep into legalizing marijuana and Oregon’s Portland International Airport passengers can now legally hop on in-state flights with up to an ounce of weed.
“Traveling across state lines is still a federal crime,” noted Steve Johnson with the Port of Portland. “However, if someone is flying within the state to another destination in the state, traveling with recreational marijuana is allowable if they meet all the legal requirements.”
So don’t try to sneak a joint in your carry-on if you’re headed to Washington (even though recreational weed is legal there). If the TSA does find a passenger carrying marijuana, police will be notified to check that it’s only up to an ounce (the legal weight limit), that the passenger is 21 and has an in-state boarding pass.
If one of those boxes aren’t checked, you’ll have the option to hand it over to law enforcement to be destroyed, to give it to someone of age who isn’t traveling, or to store it in a safe place.
TSA officials said their focused on maintaining security and safety, not busting travels for marijuana. Still, make sure your destination is either Medford, North Bend, Eugene, Redmond or, Pendleton, because chucking good kush is never the preferable choice.
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