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Is it legal to travel by air with small quantities of marijuana

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Is it legal to travel by air with small quantities of marijuana for personal use if you have a medical prescription for it? (California prescription) How much would be allowed? Carry-on or checked luggage?

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Unfortunately I do not have good news for you.

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Marijuana is completely illegal under federal law, so it would be a federal crime to travel with any amount of marijuana, even if you have a valid California prescription.

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Unfortunately, many people with valid state prescriptions have been caught flying with marijuana and ended up facing federal charges.

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Customer: Yes. Not what I was hoping to hear......but what I expected! ;)
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I am sorry to give you this bad news, but it is simply not worth the risk of being arrested at the airport and having to face federal drug charges.

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Also, there are many ways that the airlines and airport officials are able to detect any type of drugs, even in very small amounts.

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