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So, how can I fly with weed?

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I feel that, as a person who is legally allowed to smoke marijuana, I should be able to cross state lines with it. If I were to get a cold on vacation, I could easily head to a drugstore and purchase any number of over-the-counter medicines that will unclog my sinuses and cause me to trip balls like it’s 1999.

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But if I get a throbbing migraine, or need a little medical help to keep myself from punching people in the face? Then I’m screwed. So how can I travel to cannabis-unfriendly places with my medically necessary (and perfectly legal) stash? I have no idea.

Thankfully The Wall Street Journal has waded into these murky legal waters for me, finding answers as best they can. As with most things involving airports, it’s complicated. Give it a read if you’ve ever wondered whether you can get those gummies from Seattle through security and into your home.

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Allison Robicelli is The Takeout staff writer, a former professional chef, author of three books, and The People's Hot Pocket Princess. Questions about recipes/need cooking advice? Tweet @Robicellis.

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I feel that, as a person who is legally allowed to smoke marijuana, I should be able to cross state lines with it. If I were to get a cold on vacation, I could easily head to a drugstore and purchase any number of over-the-counter medicines that will unclog my sinuses and cause me to trip balls like it’s 1999.

But if I get a throbbing migraine, or need a little medical help to keep myself from punching people in the face? Then I’m screwed. So how can I travel to cannabis-unfriendly places with my medically necessary (and perfectly legal) stash? I have no idea.”

I mean, whether or not pot should be legal for medical, much less recreational, reasons (it should!), it’s not actually legal in a general sense, much less perfectly so. And when you say you should be able to “cross state lines with it” to cannabis-unfriendly places” you’re specifically talking about cases where it’s just totally illegal.

I honestly don’t mind people using and transporting pot for their own use, but it’s not a good idea to use false rationalizations when doing so. You’re likely breaking federal law, if not the laws of the states you’re traveling to.