traveling with weed
traveling with weed

The Traveling With Weed Starter Guide

Here is a starter guide for traveling with cannabis

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Reginald Reefer on Tuesday Jul 24, 2018

Traveling with Weed Starter Guide

Can You Travel with Cannabis, What are the Rules? from CannabisNet on Vimeo.

You’re planning your next trip to your dream destination and you’re wondering, “Should I take weed with me?” This is a good question to ask seeing that cannabis, while gaining popularity around the world, is still illegal in most parts of the world.

Today, we’ll be talking you through the how’s, the whys and the why nots about traveling with weed.

NOTE: I don’t encourage anyone to actually travel with weed in prohibition states as you would be placing your liberty at risk over simple possession. Nonetheless, understanding that many of you will flat-out ignore this warning, let me talk you through how you can be safer while traveling with weed. 


Never Take More than you can Discard Easily

The first thing you must understand is that when you are traveling with weed, you can get busted by the authorities. Understanding the risks involved, you also need to consider the severity of the law. For instance, it’s not the same being caught with two measly joints as opposed to a half a pound of the Cheeba.

This is why it’s important to only travel with weed that is easily disposable. If we’re talking about “amount”, I would recommend less than five grams. That’s about five joints worth of weed or roughly the size of your palm.

While eating five grams of raw marijuana won’t be a walk in the park, it is doable. Furthermore, five grams of weed can easily be squeezed into a ball and placed within your underwear or something of the sorts.

Finally, 5 grams of weed [or less] won’t also be considered “trafficking with the intent to distribute” which has a much heavier punishment than simple possession.

Thus, if you are going to be traveling with weed, aim for the lowest possible conviction if caught with it.


Don’t Fly with Weed nor Cross International Borders

In my youth I dared cross an international border with weed in my shoe. Even though I did manage to smuggle the half an ounce across the border, I placed my entire family in jeopardy [like a dumbass]. As with the previously mentioned point, the risk of getting caught is always present.

International borders and airplanes also have heftier penalties for “drug smuggling”. This is because simple possession is out of the window when you’re traveling with weed across international borders. You’re smuggling, and you definitely don’t want to deal with those charges.

Also, it’s infinitely scarier to be caught at a border stop or on the airplane. You’re faced with the very real possibility that you could be banned from the country you’re trying to enter, land in a foreign jail or banned from flying.

It’s simply not worth the risk to travel with weed within these scenarios, so don’t do it.


Spreading the Load

Let’s say you do want to take an ounce with you because you and a bunch of your friends are going “camping”. In this scenario, you’ll want to spread the load. In other words, take the ounce and break it down into piles representing the people going on the trip with you.

It’s very different for one person getting busted with 28 grams as opposed to five people getting busted with 5 grams each. This is the difference between “possession” and “intent to distribute”. After all, if everyone is going to be smoking, everybody should be participating in the risk of traveling with weed too.


In the Center is the best

If you’re traveling by car, having the weed in the center of the vehicle makes it harder for cops to bust you. This is because they would have to literally lean into the car to be able to get even remotely close to the weed.

Without them having any evidence that weed is in the car, they can’t search it. This means, having a small amount somewhere in the center of the vehicle, you can easily hide the stash without getting busted.

You could also get those fake soda-can-storage-units, drop the weed in a cooler in the center of the car and you should be more than fine…even if they are opening the cooler to take a peak.


If you can buy, then don’t bring

The above mentioned tips only really come into play when you go to a place where you know you won’t be able to buy weed. However, if you are traveling to a weed-friendly state, and the possibility of getting hooked up is high…then why travel with weed at all?

I wrote another article on “how to find anywhere” where I walk on typical strategies for tracking down weed in any city, however, if you are in a place where weed is legally accessible…traveling with weed is idiotic.

If finding weed is as simple as walking into a store…don’t travel with weed…just buy it. If that’s not a possibility and you’re still dead-set on traveling with weed, the above mentioned tips will make life infinitely safer for you.


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