The holidays are just around the corner and many people are looking forward to traveling to be with their loved ones. If you’re someone who likes to use cannabis, then you need to be aware of the various laws and regulations surrounding its use while traveling. Read on as we discuss what you need to know about traveling during the holidays with cannabis. From the legalities to the dos and don’ts, Cannabis Trainers has you covered!
Laws related to cannabis and traveling
The first thing you need to know is that cannabis is still illegal at the federal level in the United States. Therefore, it’s important to know the laws concerning cannabis in the state or country you’re planning to visit. Some states have legalized cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use, while others have only legalized it for medicinal use. It’s important to do your research beforehand so that you can avoid getting in trouble with the law. Our best advice if you are planning to travel with cannabis use in mind, is to purchase adult-use cannabis within the state you are visiting. Many states now have a legal option to purchase for recreational use.
How to travel with cannabis
If you’re planning to travel with cannabis, there are a few things you must keep in mind. Absolutely most importantly, never cross state lines with cannabis. Always make sure that you’re carrying the legal amount (or less) of cannabis with you. Remember, each state has different rules about how much you can possess legally. It is also best to carry your cannabis in its original packaging, which clearly states the type and amount of product it contains. This makes it easier for law enforcement officials to verify that you’re carrying a legal amount of cannabis should you get stopped.
Where to consume cannabis
It’s important to remember that smoking or consuming cannabis in public places is illegal in almost all states that have legalized cannabis. Therefore, it’s best to consume in private or designated areas. In states that have legalized cannabis, there are certain venues that allow cannabis use, such as social consumption lounges or private homes. Check local laws to find out specific regulations for consumption. If you are renting an Airbnb or VRBO home for the holiday, make sure you read the rules by the property owners as well. Some of these rental properties are friendly to cannabis, some are not.
Be respectful of other people’s boundaries and choices. Some people may not be comfortable around cannabis. If you’re visiting someone else’s home, ask permission before consuming cannabis. Thoughtfulness and consideration go a long way- especially during the holidays.
Traveling during the holidays can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be when it comes to traveling with cannabis. Remember to do your research, be respectful of others, and always follow the law. With these tips, you’ll be able to travel safely and enjoy your holiday season with peace of mind. All of us at Cannabis Trainers wish you safe travels!