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So, you are getting ready to go on a trip. Maybe you are leaving on business or to see family. Maybe it’s finally time for that long awaited vacation! A nice piña colada on the beach sounds pretty good doesn't it?
There is a lot to consider when you travel as a cannabis enthusiast. If you are a medical marijuana patient, then there are some real alternatives for you because there are now 30 states that allow medical marijuana. If you are a recreational cannabis enthusiast, then you best be careful traveling. Even in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, traveling across state lines with marijuana is a federal offense.
So, you need to have a plan when you travel, and a handy stash travel case is an essential part of the equation. Let’s go over some smoke tips to help you prepare for traveling with your mmj travel case.
Whatever the reason for your trip, you got to pack, right? Do you need to check luggage? Is your carry-on too big for the overhead bin? Do you have all of your necessary accessories? Whatever your needs, you will need a discreet stash kit to pack away.
You track down your Happy Kit, and sure enough it tucks away nicely into almost any pocket of your luggage or carry on. Now you have to decide what you can carry in it. To figure that out you need to consider where you are heading and how you are getting there with your mmj travel case. You also need to consider the trip back. Marijuana is still illegal federally and so crossing state lines with cannabis can get you arrested. You don’t want to find yourself in a position where you have no choice but to dispose of your stash travel case and possibly get arrested. So, it is really important that you plan it all out and understand the legal risks that are involved.
Are you flying domestically? If you are a medical marijuana patient in the United States, then go find your medical marijuana card and make sure that you have it with you before you leave for the airport. The card will fit nicely in your mmj travel case. Our advice is not to travel with marijuana of any sort. If you do, then you run the risk of TSA turning you over to the local police.
If you are not a medical marijuana patient, then you will want to make sure that your Happy Kit has no bud or even kief in it. All pipes or one-hitters need to be thoroughly cleaned of any resin if you want to make it through security with your pieces.You should also check if your destination is a medical friendly state, and beyond that, you need to know if your destination state will honor your medical marijuana card. Some states will honor your local medical marijuana card but the airport you are departing from may have a ban on marijuana regardless of whether you have a medical marijuana card. If the airport bans any sort of cannabis, recreational or medical, then you can kiss the medicine in your mmj travel case goodbye.
What about if you are driving? Do you know your rights if you are pulled over with your mmj travel case in the car? Keeping it in the trunk is a smart move. The police in any state require that you have your marijuana sealed, so storing your weed it in your Happy Kit stash travel case is a good idea. Storing your kit in the trunk means you are medicating on the go more safely. You should never drive under the effects of marijuana. It does not matter if you are a medical marijuana patient or not, driving under the influence is illegal.
However you are traveling with your cannabis, having a stash travel case like the Happy Kit may separate you from the reckless people that the authorities are really looking for. Layovers, delays and security can make traveling a real hassle and a little weed can make it a lot more tolerable. Learn the rules so that you can travel safely with your medication and enjoy all of the benefits too.
We hope these smoke tips have been helpful. Have you traveled with cannabis? What are your experiences with the safest way to travel with your medicine?
Before we get started, make no mistake, it is still illegal to fly with weed. We can, however, give you a few suggestions if you feel brave enough to get in Johnny Law's face to get your green to your destination.
Getting through the airport with weed may seem impossible, but there are a few tricks you can use to help mask the cannabis smell and make it look more discreet within your baggage. Don't whip out the million plastic bags, coffee grounds and duct tape though - we're not trying to be Pablo Escobar over here. A smell proof marijuana case like the Happy Kit Deluxe can assist you in this step, as you can safely zip your flower inside and place the inconspicuous black case within your luggage in leu of a plastic bag full of paraphernalia.
While we're on the topic of scent, let's take a minute to talk about airport dogs. You can take a deep breathe here - you'll be happy to know that the majority of dogs seen at airports and domestic flights are bomb sniffing dogs. Drug dogs are generally only found at international terminals, but you'd never even think about flying to another country while holding, right? Right.
After you dab the sweat off your forehead and walk into the airport with your stash, the next step is going to be to keep your anxiety levels down. Sure, you hear horror stories about massive drug busts in airports, but the reality is that TSA agents are not cops. TSA is not looking to bust you for a few joints hidden in a pack of Q tips or some Cheeba Chews tucked away in your backpack - they're looking for weapons and other risks to the public. They may look at you a little funny if your eyes are beet red because you decided to spend an extra half hour in the long-term parking garage with your rig and some wax (it's going to be a long day after all, isn't it?), but that's the worst you can expect. Either that, or they'll just think to themselves "Man, I can't wait to get home and burn one".
After you make your way past security, keeping your cool the entire time, you've gotten through the scary part. From here on out, your only job is to make sure that you don't open any compartments that could let out the stink of your stash. Hopefully you didn't put your candy and green in the same compartment of your luggage!
Another thing to note is going to be your destination state, and any layovers you may have. Any seasoned weed-smoking traveler knows that some states are friendlier to mosey through than others. Ending up or have a layover in Oklahoma, Missouri or Arkansas? Think about leaving the green at home and trying to find some when you land. Flying non stop to California, Nevada, or any other green states? You most likely don't have anything to worry about except not smoking too much of your stash in the car before you get on the plane.
The best news we can give is to never leave home without a weed travel kit so your essentials are not just loosely floating around your bag. Why raise suspicion when it isn't necessary?