Social media has been abuzz the last week over a change in policy that allows passengers to possess cannabis at the Los Angeles International Airport. But the policy isn’t new—it’s been in effect since January—and it doesn’t mean that it’s legal to fly with weed.
Memes with highlights of the LAX cannabis rules circulated on Instagram and Twitter and the complete policy can be found on the airport’s website.
“While federal law prohibits the possession of marijuana (inclusive of federal airspace,) California’s passage of Proposition 64, effective January 1, 2018, allows for individuals 21 years of age or older to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana for personal consumption. In accordance with Proposition 64, the Los Angeles Airport Police Department will allow passengers to travel through LAX with up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana. However, passengers should be aware that marijuana laws vary state by state and they are encouraged to check the laws of the states in which they plan to travel,” reads the online posting of the policy.
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But those rules only apply to the Los Angeles Airport Police Department. The