(NEXSTAR) — Maybe you’re gearing up to fly home for the holidays, or flee to a warm-weather destination to escape the cold. And while many states have legalized marijuana, you may want to think twice before packing any.
There are many things you can bring throught TSA security checkpoints at airports. That includes some timely items like baked goods, candles, and even your pets. When it comes to marijuana, it’s a bit more complicated.
Despite recent efforts, marijuana remains illegal on the federal level. TSA explains that that includes certain cannabis-infused products as well, like CBD oil.
However, you are allowed to bring cannabis products containing no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or those approved by the FDA in your carry-on or checked luggage, according to TSA.
These rules apply regardless of the departure or arrival airports.
“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 previously explained to Nexstar. “This also covers medical marijuana.”
Say for example that you’re flying from Denver to Los Angeles. Even though both states have legalized marijuana, that doesn’t mean TSA won’t stop you if they spot it in your bag.
TSA is, however, primarily…