Oregon Legalizes Weed In Flight
As of July 1, there is a new “recreational marijuana” policy in Oregon. According to FOX News, The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has said that their primary focus is “to detect threats to aviation security.”
From now on if a passenger has any marijuana on them, TSA will alert the Port Police so that they can investigate whether the passenger is of legal age to carry the drug and to make sure they are not leaving the state of Oregon. The legal limit allowed for transport within Oregon is currently 1 ounce. By doing this Oregon is still complying with federal law writes The Hill. Currently, residents in Oregon are allowed to have a pound of marijuana on their property, and only an ounce in public.
The spokesman for Port of Portland, Steve Johnson, told the Huffington Post, “For those flying to other cities in the state of Oregon, traveling with marijuana is allowable as long as that passenger meets all the other legal requirements of the state law.”
Not all states have the same policies when it comes to transporting it reports RT. For example, in Colorado where recreation use was made legal in 2014, Denver International Airport does not allow for marijuana to be transported. On the other hand Seattle-Tacoma International will allow it so long as it is “within legal limits.”