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Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:13 PM

TSA may allow legal mj on legal-to-legal flights

http://blogs.lawyers.com/2013/10/tsa-may-allow-marijuana-on-plane/

Itís never technically altogether legal to fly on commercial airlines with weed because the airports all fall under federal jurisdiction, and marijuana is still illegal under federal law. However, TSA policy and anecdotal reports suggest that passengers who travel between states in which they can legally use pot are likely to be allowed to fly.

The reason is that although TSA reserves the right to ruin your day if they so choose, their official policy on drugs is to refer them to local law enforcement. So if the passenger has authorization to use medical marijuana, or if he or she is flying between Washington and Colorado, where possession of the drug even for recreational purposes has been legalized, local law enforcement isnít going to intervene.

According to a statement on the TSA web site:

TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other drugs. In the event a substance that appears to be marijuana is observed during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer....



h/t to boing boing - http://boingboing.net/2013/10/07/tsa-may-allow-in-flight-mariju.html?utm_content=buffereb3dd&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Buffer

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Reply TSA may allow legal mj on legal-to-legal flights (Original post)
RainDog Oct 2013 OP
Warren DeMontague Oct 2013 #1
valerief Oct 2013 #2
RainDog Oct 2013 #3
valerief Oct 2013 #7
RainDog Oct 2013 #10
valerief Oct 2013 #13
jon10 Oct 2013 #4
RainDog Oct 2013 #6
DJ13 Oct 2013 #5
RainDog Oct 2013 #8
DJ13 Oct 2013 #9
nashville_brook Oct 2013 #12
nashville_brook Oct 2013 #11

Response to RainDog (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:15 PM

1. Good.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:17 PM

2. You made me think of in-flight abortions. I wonder if that would help with

curbing (1) gun nut abortion worker deaths and (2) state restrictions on abortions.

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Response to valerief (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:23 PM

3. ummmm. okay.

there was or is a doctor who has a ship that goes to places where women are denied health care services - but this article says the common procedure was a pill.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/abortion-ship-sails-into-christian-storm-1764034.html

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Response to RainDog (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:27 PM

7. Oh, I'm for legalizing marijuana, btw. Sorry, but my mind wandered into

what could be legal in-flight as opposed to on land.

Thanks for the link.

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Response to valerief (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:31 PM

10. William Buckley

that twit, claimed he tried marijuana in international waters, so that he wasn't breaking the law.

he supported decriminalization - which just goes to show you that even arch conservative racists can get something right occasionally.

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Response to RainDog (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 11:02 PM

13. Yeah, they're like broken clocks.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:24 PM

4. 'Attention passengers - due to weather problems in Denver, we will be making an unscheduled'

 

'stop in Cheyenne'

'Oh F--k'

line forms at the lavetory, and frozen blue balls of dope rain on wyoming

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Response to jon10 (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:27 PM

6. brownies on windshields...

"In other news, farmers thought pigs could fly when giant cannabis brownies landed in their corn fields..."

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:25 PM

5. Flights are non smoking

How do they get around that?

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:28 PM

8. It's possession, not use

no mile high club...

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Response to RainDog (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:30 PM

9. Aw damn, thats no fun

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:51 PM

12. vape.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:51 PM

11. i've actually wondered about this.

good to hear.

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