flyingwithweedIn the past, the TSA has said that if medical marijuana patients’ paperwork checks out, they can board a flight with meds in tow as long as they are headed to a medical marijuana state that honors such laws.  With the recent vote legalizing medical marijuana in both Washington and Colorado, people are now beginning to question the TSA about the rule.  Does that mean you can now fly between those states with your stash?

TSA spokesperson David Castelveter gave some vague answers this question – but ultimately made it clear that the TSA is a federal agency and therefore doesn’t consider marijuana legal under any circumstances.  That said, the TSA still has the power to ruin your day, regardless of what state laws may say.

So…now that voters in Washington and Colorado have legalized small amounts of marijuana for adults over 21, does that mean you’ll be able to fly between those states with your stash? Yes and no.So…now that voters in Washington and Colorado have legalized small amounts of marijuana for adults over 21, does that mean you’ll be able to fly between those states with your stash? Yes and no.

Here’s some more travel news you can use:

  • JetBlue is offering a 50% airfare savings with the purchase of a vacation package using this offer.  Book by December 9th and travel through December 19th.
  • Emirates, which flies nonstop from L.A. and San Francisco to Dubai, is offering a discount on travel this winter and spring on long-haul routes to the Middle East and beyond.
  • For those of you looking to “dry out” a little this winter, there’s some hotel bargains in Arizona that you can warm up to.  The W Scottsdale is offering fourth nights free, while at the Hyatt Regency, you’ll get either your third or fourth night free plus a $100 (all prices U.S.) dining credit.  The Royal Palms has third nights free and at the Montelucia, it’s fourth nights free plus $50 for the spa, and $50 for dining.  Deals expire Jan. 12, 2013.  For a list of participating resorts see scottsdaleholidayexperience.com.