Travelers leaving from Los Angeles International Airport can now pack marijuana in their luggage, as long as it’s within the California legal limit.
LAX posted its new cannabis policy on its website, notifying travelers of the update.
“In accordance with Proposition 64, 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,” the airport’s new policy states.
TSA officials, as part of a federal agency, can still stop travelers who have marijuana, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Marijuana remains illegal under federal law in the United States. According to the TSA’s website, security officers may not search for marijuana, but in the event marijuana products are found they will refer them to local law enforcement.
If this does happen, though, LAX police will not confiscate weed products as long as it is within the legal amount under state law, 28.5 grams, Sacramento Bee reported.
Californians heading to other states should also be aware of marijuana laws in states they are flying to, as they may differ from California.
Personal consumption of marijuana within specified amounts was legalized under California’s Proposition 64.