Can you bring marijuana on a plane through a TSA checkpoint?


NEXSTAR) – As more and more states legalize marijuana, and Congress sits on the cusp of passing a landmark bipartisan marijuana bill, things may be looking up for cannabis users nationwide. But not too far up, especially those gearing up to fly for the holidays – you may be held up in TSA over it.

There are numerous items you can pack while preparing for holiday travel but marijuana isn’t exactly one of them. There are, of course, exceptions.

Marijuana itself remains illegal on the federal level, TSA reminded last week. That includes certain cannabis-infused products as well, like CBD oil.

However, cannabis products containing no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or those approved by the FDA are the exceptions. These items are permitted in both carry-on bags and checked bags, according to TSA.

These rules apply regardless of where you’re flying from or into.

“TSA’s response to the discovery of marijuana is the same in every state and at every airport – regardless of whether marijuana has been or is going to be legalized at the state level,” TSA spokesperson Lorie Dankers tells Nexstar. “This also covers medical marijuana.”

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