Pot on a Plane? TSA Reverses Course After Briefly Saying it’s OK to Fly With Cannabis

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Pot on a plane? TSA reverses course after briefly saying it's OK to fly with cannabis The official website said flying with medical marijuana was no problem – before changing its mind after 24 hours. Legally and practically, the picture is confused

For at least 24 hours, it appeared that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had officially declared what many had suspected all along: if you have a prescription, you can fly with marijuana.

The TSA website’s “What Can I Bring?” page – listing items allowed and banned from plane travel – amended their “Medical Marijuana” section on Tuesday so that a bright green “Yes” appeared next to “checked” and “carry-on bags”.

BIG NEWS: New @TSA website says it's okay to bring medical #marijuana on an airplane, reports @tomangell @MassRootsBy Wednesday afternoon, that same page disappeared for a few hours, then returned with a red “No”.

“We’re sorry for any confusion. A mistake was made in the database of our new ‘What Can I Bring’ tool,” the TSA tweeted in response to marijuana-reform advocates celebrating the apparent change in policy.

@cannaadvisors We’re sorry for any confusion. A mistake was made in the database of our new “What can I bring?” tool.The incident has only added to the confusion surrounding whether marijuana users have anything to fear in bringing pot on to a plane. Currently, there are only six US states that ban cannabis in all forms. With 13% of citizens reportedly saying they consume the drug regularly, there are now millions of Americans who find themselves in a legal gray area when they travel with cannabis.

State marijuana laws differ in minimum age, medical versus recreational usage and amounts allowed. Plus, marijuana is still very much illegal in nearly all contexts under federal law.

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