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Woot! TSA Weighs Allowing Passengers To Fly With Marijuana

By David Knowles / New York Daily News

Now that 20 states have legalized medical marijuana, and two have given recreational use of the drug the green light, the TSA seems disinclined to enforce federal pot statues for passengers boarding planes.

Keep calm and carry it on?

With state laws rapidly being re-written as to the legality of marijuana use, the Transportation Safety Administration is struggling to present a clear message on whether it permits airline passengers to fly with pot.

As a federal agency, the TSA remains bound to enforce federal law. While medical marijuana has been legalized in 20 states, and recreational use of the drug has been OK’d in two, pot remains outlawed on a federal level.

On its website, however, the TSA makes clear that its agents are not searching out the drug.

“TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other drugs. In the event a substance that appears to be marijuana is observed during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer,” the TSA states. “Whether or not marijuana is considered ‘medical marijuana’ under local law is not relevant to TSA screening because TSA is governed by federal law and federal law provides no basis to treat medical marijuana any differently than non-medical marijuana.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tsa-mellows-bringin...




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I thought they were already flying with marijuana.

You don't even need a plane.

“As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York island
From the Redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.”
― Woody Guthrie

TSA was never supposed to have general policing powers anyway.

It was supposed to be responsible specifically for looking for weapons and other items that could interfere with the flight of the plane.

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Interesting. This opens up argument with the pilots.

"We are currently at a cruising altitude of 60,000 feet."

"Dude, no way." "I'm at 120,000."

You mean... Ganja Smuggling?

Eek a Mouse - Ganja Smuggling


http://youtu.be/YNOwqTYQ8f0

Woot?? Did you read the

Woot?? Did you read the article which was kind of painful due to numerous grammatical mistakes? The main gist was:

"The TSA says on its website that its officers "do not search for marijuana or other drugs," but warns that its agents do turn over those found with pot to police."

Of course they're considering it

since cannabis is quickly becoming a uniting issue. Can't have a united front against the TSA, now can we?

I don't

consider this a victory. I consider the TSA illegitimate, engaging in unconstitutional acts. Like Obamacare the TSA needs to disappear completely and I predict will after the dollar collapses. So what they decide is of little importance to me.

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