- Passengers at Los Angeles International Airport are now allowed to carry marijuana within the airport property, that’s according to the LAX website news published last month.
- The California Government legalized the Adult Use of Marijuana Act on Jan. 1, 2018, authorizing individuals 21 years old and above to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana for personal consumption.
- “Law enforcement officials will determine whether to initiate a criminal investigation or what steps – if any – will be taken,” TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers said.
Los Angeles International Airport now allows passengers to carry marijuana within the airport’s vicinity, a statement recently published on the LAX website.
“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,” the airport announced on its website a month ago, according to CNN.
“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.”
In 2016, California approved the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, legalizing it on Jan. 1, 2018, “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.”
“Based on our policy, we’re not going to arrest you or confiscate marijuana,” Alicia Hernandez, Los Angeles Airport Police spokesperson stated in a phone interview with McClatchy Publishing last week.
Possession of the substance is not allowed in several U.S. states also, it’s illegal at the federal level as well.
TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers told McClatchy that once a Transportation Security Administration agent discovers marijuana on a passenger or in their baggage, they are expected to refer the matter to local law enforcement.
“Law enforcement officials will determine whether to initiate a criminal investigation or what steps – if any – will be taken,” Dankers narrated.
Hernandez added that airport police will not be taking any action against anyone for carrying marijuana with them.
Source: The Hill