Rules of the road: traveling with legal cannabis

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Before heading out on vacation, know what is and isn’t acceptable with cannabis

Many people have certain doubts and nervousness about traveling with marijuana, especially when traveling from one state to another, even if they have a medical marijuana card. Even though legalization has begun to spread throughout the US, it is still often stressful for some people to transport legal marijuana. Because of this, it is always important to follow some tips and guidelines that can help you have a smoother and more relaxed trip.

Do your research before you travel. Remember that the laws vary depending on the state you are going to. Keep in mind that technically at the federal level, possession of marijuana is considered illegal, as it is still a Schedule 1 controlled substance. However, there may be states that will protect you as a medical marijuana patient, so it is important to be knowledgeable about their current laws and regulations.

Always have a current prescription card or any document that supports the use and possession of marijuana. In fact, it is also recommended to have the phone number of your physician and attorney on speed dial in case of any inconvenience or incident with the law.
Even though a medical marijuana patient has some fundamental rights, this does not mean that he or she will be exempt from any type of sanction. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to follow this tip in order to be prepared for any situation that may arise while traveling down the road.

While some might prefer smoking cannabis from a pipe, it’s always a good idea not to bring paraphernalia on a road trip. Instead, explore different methods of consumption. Try edibles like gummies or carry pre-rolls. While medical marijuana users could be protected in some instances by their prescription card, if you have paraphernalia and are stopped, there could still be fines, depending on the location.