For medical marijuana patients, going to the airport can be a particularly stressful endeavor. Even if you’re traveling between two states that both recognize cannabis as medicine, it can be incredibly difficult to obtain MMJ in a state that you don’t live in, and taking cannabis on an airplane sounds like an easy way to end up in a jail cell, right?
And while it has long been TSA policy to search only for weapons and explosives instead of drugs, a change made to the “What can I bring?” section of the Administration’s website specified that medical marijuana would now be allowed to pass through airport security.
Below “Liquid Vitamins,” and above “Liquid Medicine” on the TSA website, medical marijuana was highlighted in green and given approved as a travel item. Below the highlighted approval it read: “TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other drugs,” agency officials wrote on the TSA site. “In the event a substance that appears to be marijuana is observed during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.”
The change was first noticed by Tom Angell at Mass Roots, which prompted reporters from…