Traveling With Cannabis And CBD: What You Need To Know

As of March 2022, 37 states and 4 territories had legalized medicinal cannabis while 18 had legalized recreational marijuana. With this, one would be forgiven for assuming that it is perfectly okay to gallivant between states carrying your cannabis with you. This is hardly the case asstate laws on marijuana differ from federal laws. Failure to understand this difference could land you in big trouble with the federal police.

What Does the Federal Law Say About Marijuana?

The federal government classifies marijuana, including medical marijuana aka cannabis, under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. This class of compounds is considered to have no known medicinal value and additionally, they have a high potential for abuse. Some examples of drugs in this classification are Heroin, LSD, MDNA /Ecstasy, Methaqualone, Peyote and would you believe…Cannabis.

Consequently, Schedule I compounds are illegal under federal law, marijuana included. This creates a conflict between state laws and federal law.

Moving across state lines with cannabis (driving, flying and even mailing) is considered federally illegal and amounts to drug trafficking which could attract hefty penalties. First offenders can be imprisoned for up to five years and be charged a fine of up to $25,000 for trafficking a controlled substance. The greater the amount of cannabis that you are found with while crossing these lines the steeper the penalty. Marijuana activists are pushing for an amendment for federal laws to deschedule cannabis altogether.

The TSA and Marijuana

When the TSA is searching through your luggage at the airport they may not necessarily be looking for marijuana, most likely they are likely to be more concerned about potential hazards that may endanger the lives of other passengers such as explosives, guns, knives, etc. However, should they come across some marijuana you will not be exempted from blame? In fact, in most cases TSA officers will be quite eager to turn you over to the law enforcement officers to face due consequences.

What happens to you after you have been surrendered to the law enforcement officers will vary from state to state. States that have legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use are likely to be more lenient with you. All that you may be required to do is to present your medical marijuana card if you have one, and hopefully you will be set free. However, some airlines such as Delta and American Airlines restrict the transportation of marijuana in their planes, even in states where marijuana is legal.

Some airports have “amnesty boxes” where marijuana users can dispose of any cannabis in their possession before they are screened. This is the case in the Denver, Colorado airport. If questionable, make use of the amnesty boxes whenever you need to.

Flying With Marijuana and CBD

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) permits flying with FDA-approved cannabis products (for example Epidiolex) as well as hemp-derived CBD approved products in accordance with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which is otherwise called the 2018 Farm Bill. Cannabis products covered by the agricultural improvement act must contain less than 0.3% THC. Flying with cannabis products that exceed this THC threshold could also land you in trouble with federal law enforcement agents.

The TSA’s screening procedures are centered on recognizing security dangers to flight and travelers. While TSA security officers don’t necessarily look for cannabis or illegal drugs, they are needed to report the disclosure of such substances to law enforcement. As mentioned above, some notable air terminals have cannabis “amnesty boxes” where patients can discard any cannabis in their possession prior to boarding their flights. Without even a trace of such amnesty boxes, patients might wish to prudently discard any leftover cannabis in a garbage bin prior to going through security screening.

A few airlines, including Delta and American, have made explicit strategies forbidding the transportation of cannabis on their airplanes while recognizing that a growing number of states have sanctioned cannabis for medicinal or recreational use. Patients might wish to really take a look at their aircrafts’ baggage policies, especially regarding the transportation of cannabis.

So, Can I Fly With Cannabis?

No. Here’s the reason.

Cannabis is illegal under federal law, and federal law oversees air travel in the U.S.

The airport you’ll go through is viewed as a federal territory; consequently, federal laws apply to all airports. Regardless of whether your state permits cannabis, going through the airport with cannabis is illegal. It also doesn’t matter if you are flying between states that have legalized cannabis, for medicinal or recreational use. Understanding this will prevent you from getting into trouble with law enforcement.

Can You Fly With CBD?

It is now legal to fly with cannabidiol (CBD) for as long as it is hemp-derived and does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that exceeds 0.3%. You can comfortably carry your CBD in your checked or your carry-on luggage as you board your flight. Make sure labels are still intact, that show what the product is and % of THC or other cannabinoids. Learn more: Flying with Marijuana.

Can You Fly on Commercial Airlines with Medical cannabis?

Cannabis products that contain less than 0.3% THC are legal federally. Therefore, you can bring along your CBD on a commercial airplane without any fear. However, this does not apply to cannabis products that exceed the 0.3% THC threshold. While TSA agents will not come out searching for cannabis or other illegal drugs in your luggage, should they suspect that you are carrying cannabis illegally they will engage law enforcement agents.

The Answer According to Federal Law

According to federal law, the answer is no – you may NEVER fly on a commercial airliner with cannabis or cannabis-containing products, even if you have a doctor’s written recommendation for medical cannabis or a medical cannabis card (MMIC). It does not matter if you are flying within the state, out of state, or out of the country, the answer from them is always no.

Airports, airspace, and airplanes all fall under federal jurisdiction, and cannabis, medical or otherwise, is considered illegal under federal law.  Therefore, technically, if you choose to travel by plane with medical cannabis, you risk being detained, arrested, and prosecuted under federal law even if the state you are departing from allows you to possess and use cannabis legally.

Under federal law, possession of cannabis is punishable by up to one year in jail and a minimum fine of $1,000 for a first conviction.  For each subsequent conviction, the sentences and penalties increase.

But in the same breath, the TSA has also issued a statement on their site concerning cannabis and cannabis products which kind of shows a grey area. You can read more here on the TSA’s official site.

To be safe, our recommendation would be to not fly with it.  Many patients, depending on the state they may be visiting, will purchase their cannabis products legally upon their arrival.

The Answer According to State Law

Whether or not you can fly within different areas of a single state with medical cannabis depends on the state in which you are traveling.

See this map of cannabis laws per state.

If you Must, Quick Tips for Flying with Medical Cannabis

  • Make sure you always have your medical cannabis card when you travel
  • Carry a sufficient amount to last for the duration of your trip
  • Learn the specific cannabis laws that apply at your travel destinations
  • Do not travel with a cannabis plant
  • Do not use cannabis in public spaces or other outlawed places
  • Memorize your physician’s and lawyer’s phone numbers or write them down and keep them with your current medical cannabis ID card and/or doctor’s recommendation
  • Contact dispensaries in the destination state(s) prior to travel to determine if you will find appropriate cultivars and cannabis products for your condition

Currently, 37 states and 4 territories have some form of access to medical cannabis, 18 states and the District of Columbia have permitted recreational cannabis, but the rights they extend to medical cannabis cases vary among them. As a result, there are increasingly more people traveling for leisure or work who would like to know if they can fly with their medicine (cannabis).

United Patients Group created this mini-guide to answer all the questions around this topic, and to equip medical cannabis patients with all the information they need regarding flying with cannabis in and out of the U.S.

Know Before You Go

Before traveling, it’s important for patients to review the most current cannabis information for the state(s) they will be visiting, as laws and regulations are subject to change. It’s also important to remember that cannabis products cannot be ‘legally’ taken out of the state in which they were purchased/obtained.

Cannabis laws will vary from one state to another but no matter what state patients live in, possession of medical cannabis is illegal under federal law since cannabis is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance. Several states have a legal medical cannabis program that offers some form of reciprocity to visiting medical cannabis patients. This means they grant equal rights and privileges to medical cannabis patients visiting their state, similar to what the patient is offered in their home state.

Traveling across state lines with any amount of cannabis is considered a crime. The person may be charged with drug trafficking. It doesn’t matter if both states have a legal medical cannabis program and/or they are neighboring (i.e. California and Oregon).  It also should be noted that several states in which cannabis is legal have explicitly outlawed the importation and/or exportation of cannabis across their borders.

While the probability of arrest by federal law enforcement officers may be low, the penalties are severe.  At a minimum, individuals charged with the trafficking of cannabis face up to 10 years imprisonment followed by five-years supervised follow-up. Historically, these penalties have been reserved for high-volume distributors of cannabis, not medical patients.

Since the interstate transport of cannabis remains a federal crime, it’s important to be aware of the implicit consequences, what is allowed or disallowed as it relates to cannabis possession and use when traveling out of state.

 Safeguarding Rights

A medical cannabis patient who has been stopped by federal authorities carrying out security screening should never authorize them to conduct a search on his/her personal possession. It is important to loudly and clearly state, “I do not assent to a search.” This may not stop the officers from conducting the security screening, but if the search turns out to be illegal, any substantiation arising from it may be inadmissible in court. However, any substantiation it uncovers would be permissible if the search was consensual.

While patients should not consent to a search, they also shouldn’t physically resist officers in any way, even when the search is illegal. In resisting the search, the medical cannabis patient may be charged with resisting arrest or assaulting federal authorities. All that the patient needs to do is to continue to state, “I do not assent to this search” loudly enough for the federal authorities and all that is nearby to hear.

Using a Retail Dispensary When You Travel

Medical cannabis patients traveling to states that permit the adult-use (21 and older) of cannabis but don’t extend reciprocity to non-resident patients may have to purchase cannabis from an adult-use dispensary. Find out whether the state you are visiting has reciprocity laws or whether you have the option to purchase medical cannabis from an adult-use dispensary. Note that the prices in adult-use dispensaries might be significantly higher as compared to medical cannabis due to state taxes. The quality of cannabis-infused products is also an important consideration to make. Product safety testing and labeling requirements vary from state to state, and one state may have different testing requirements for adult-use and medical cannabis products.

Differentiate Between High and Low THC Cannabis

Low-THC cannabis contains less than 0.3% of THC and more than 10% of CBD. In most cases, Low THC cannabis does not trigger euphoria. Most states permit the consumption of low THC cannabis.

What To Do if You Have Cannabis at the Airport

This will depend on several factors. Some airports such as LAX and O’Hare allow passengers to travel with cannabis within their state for as long as it does not exceed the legal possession limits (an ounce). If your airport does not allow passengers to travel with cannabis you should dispose of it in the amnesty boxes if they are present, or in trash cans.

I know this sounds confusing or contradicts what is mentioned above. Enforcement could be hit or miss with the TSA agent or airport security you are interacting with. We have had patients call the airports and airlines prior to departure to ask, “Can I legally travel with my cannabis medicine?”

What Happens if a TSA Officer Finds Cannabis in Your Luggage?

The TSA website stipulates that medical cannabis can be carried in both carry-on and checked bags. TSA security officers do not go out in search of cannabis or other illicit drugs. Their responsibility is to ensure the safety of travelers and hence they check for any compound that may jeopardize safety. However, the transportation security administration is a federal agency, therefore its officers must enforce federal laws. If TSA security officers come across cannabis when conducting a luggage search, the officer is obligated to immediately report it to law enforcement.

What About Medicinal Cannabis Patients?

States that have legalized medicinal cannabis have enacted laws to protect their patients. These laws will vary from one state to another, this has been detailed later in this article. Some states have reciprocity laws (medical marijuana laws) that offer some form of protection to medical cannabis patients traveling from states that have a legal medical marijuana program. Some states prohibit the importation or exportation of cannabis, even when they have a legal medical marijuana program. This makes it important to understand the state’s laws regarding cannabis use. That said, medical cannabis will remain illegal under federal law, and crossing state lines with medical marijuana amounts to a federal crime.

The Rights of the Patient

The first right is to of course understand the federal law and laws that apply in your state and in the state that you are traveling to. While some states will be lenient with you if you are found with cannabis at the airport, law enforcement in some states will institute harsh penalties on you. Understanding the marijuana laws that apply when you cross state lines will keep you in good books with the authorities.

In case you have been stopped by a law enforcement officer or TSA agents and they have asked to search your car (if driving across stateline, or borders) or personal belongings when crossing state lines, declare that you do not consent to the search. This may not deter the police from conducting the search anyway.

How will it help?

If the search is illegal, then the evidence produced will not be admissible in court. On the other hand, if the search is illegal but was consented to, the evidence produced will be admissible in court.

However, you should not attempt to resist the search physically as you may face charges for physical assault against the agents or TSA security officer. You may also end up getting hurt in the process.

Traveling With Medical Marijuana on Trains and Automobiles

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) allows the medical cannabis patient to travel with FDA-approved cannabis products such as Epidiolex and CBD products manufactured pursuant to the 2018 Farm Bill.

Borders between states and interstate highways are under federal jurisdiction and therefore consider marijuana to be illegal. TSA’s screening procedures at state lines are geared towards detecting security threats to passengers. However, some states will institute drug trafficking charges against you for traveling with marijuana or other illegal drugs across state lines.

Amtrak bans the transportation of any form of marijuana on their trains. Uber prohibits the use of their app to “commit any crime, such as transporting drugs.” Some ride-sharing drivers may not want the smell of marijuana in their cars as this may affect their business since the cars do not belong to the ride-share app company.

As a medical cannabis patient, you should never drive under the influence of marijuana. If you have to transport marijuana in your car, make sure that it is stored in a properly sealed container that should be kept in the trunk of your car. Find out the laws on traveling with cannabis in your car and adhere to them. Lastly, make sure that you obey all the basic rules of the road to avoid attracting unnecessary attention from law enforcement officers.

Traveling With Marijuana Internationally

It is illegal to travel with marijuana, medical or recreational, outside the U.S. This is regardless of whether you are traveling to a country that has legalized marijuana, such as Canada, or not. The same laws that apply to interstate travel also apply to international travel: you will be contravening federal laws. You can be arrested and charged with drug trafficking if TSA security officers find that you are traveling with marijuana on an international flight. It is worse if you are traveling to countries that have very harsh anti-drug laws. Internationally penalties can be very harsh, which could leave you in a heap of trouble, depending on the amount and country.

Some Asian country’s penalties = death.

Reciprocity Laws

This refers to laws that have been created to offer some level of protection to medicinal cannabis patients that are traveling from a different state. This is very important for a medicinal cannabis patient who is wishing to travel to states other than their home states. Qualified patients must carry their medical marijuana cards to prove that they are bonafide medical marijuana patients in their respective states.

Increasingly more states have extended reciprocity to medical cannabis patients visiting their states to allow them to access their medicine freely. However, the extent of reciprocity will vary from one state to another with some states offering basic rights and others offering full rights as resident patients.

It is critical to understand the marijuana laws of the state that you are traveling to. This includes authorizations for out-of-state marijuana as well as the state-to-state reciprocity laws. Below is a breakdown of these laws, state by state. Please note, state laws could change without notice, so please check the Department of Health’s website for the state you may be visiting. Sometimes, it may be easier to purchase in the state you’ll be visiting if it is a legal recreational approved state, 21 and over aka Adult Use.

Alaska

Alaska lacks a reciprocity program. That said, it is still advisable for medical cannabis patients to travel with their valid medical marijuana cards when traveling to Alaska. Adults above the age of 21 will be able to purchase medical cannabis from adult-use dispensaries.

Below are possession limits for Alaska:

  • Resident Patient: 1 oz of usable cannabis
  • Visiting Patient: 1 oz of usable cannabis

Below are purchasing limits for Alaska:

  • Resident Patient: 1 oz of usable cannabis
  • Visiting Patient: 1 oz of usable cannabis

Arizona

If you are a medical marijuana patient with a valid medical marijuana card, you will be allowed to possess and use medical cannabis in Arizona. However, you will not be allowed to purchase it from any licensed cannabis dispensary in Arizona because the state has no provision to allow outsiders to be added to the electronic verification system that is used by all dispensaries.

Below are possession limits for Arizona:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis and, if authorized, 12 cannabis plants
  • Visiting Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis

Visiting patients are not allowed to purchase cannabis in Arizona

Arkansas

Arkansas has a reciprocity program that allows visiting patients to make use of the Arkansas medical marijuana program. Non-residents living in or visiting the state are eligible. They must provide a valid medical marijuana card from their state, a valid state-issued identification document, and pay a non-refundable fee of $50. They must have a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana in Arkansas. It is important to plan ahead since it can take up to two weeks to get your provisional card. Once issued, this card will be valid for up to 30 days.

Below are possession limits for Arkansas:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis per 14 days
  • Visiting Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis per 14 days

Below are purchase limits for Arkansas:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis per 14 days
  • Visiting Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis per 14 days

California

California does not have a reciprocity program for medical marijuana patients. Visiting patients may however access their medicine from adult-use dispensaries, but they will need to be at least 21 years. This leaves out minors who are on medical marijuana treatment.

Below are possession limits for California:

  • Resident Patient: 8 oz of dried flower and 6 mature cannabis plants or 12 immature cannabis plants. A physician may however recommend that these limits be increased to be consistent with patient needs
  • Visiting Patient: 1 oz of dried flower or 8g of concentrate

Below are purchase limits for California:

  • Resident Patient: 8 oz of dried flower or the plant conversion per day
  • Visiting Patient: 1 oz of dried flower or 8g of concentrate which can be purchased from retail dispensaries per day by adults aged 21 or over

Colorado

The medical marijuana program in Colorado is restricted to residents only. Non-residents can purchase their medicine from legal adult-use dispensaries. Since they must be at least 21 years old, minors are excluded. Non-residents are required to provide a state-issued identification document to be able to purchase cannabis from a legal dispensary.

Below are possession limits for Colorado:

  • Resident Patient: 2 oz of dried flower, 8g of cannabis concentrate, or 800mg of cannabis edibles
  • Visiting Patient: 1 oz of dried flower, 8g of cannabis concentrate, or 800mg of cannabis edibles

Below are purchase limits for Colorado:

  • Resident Patient: 2 oz of dried flower and 6 immature cannabis plants. This can be increased based upon the recommendation of a physician
  • Visiting Patient Purchase Limit: 1 oz of dried flower, 8g of cannabis concentrate, or 800mg of cannabis edibles

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia has a reciprocity program for medical cannabis patients from other states. Such patients must provide a valid medical marijuana card from their state and a state-issued identification document to enable them to purchase their medicine when visiting DC. Should there be a shortage of medical marijuana, non-residents will not be a priority.

Below are possession limits for Colombia:

  • Resident Patient: 4 oz of dried flower or its equivalent when sold in any other form
  • Visiting Patient: 4 oz of dried flower or its equivalent when sold in any other form

Below are purchase limits for Colombia:

  • Resident Patient: 4 oz of dried flower or its equivalent per 30 days
  • Visiting Patient: 4 oz of dried flower or its equivalent per 30 days

Guam

Guam has legalized both medicinal and recreational cannabis. However, it lacks legal dispensaries and patients can only access cannabis from home cultivators. Non-residents are allowed to possess and use cannabis in Guam after they have registered with Guam’s Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS). They will also need to get certified by a healthcare practitioner in Guam and pay $15 as a registration fee. Visiting minors may find it hard to access legal cannabis in Guam because the reciprocity system is limited to adults above the age of 21.

Below are possession limits for Guam:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of dried cannabis or its THC product equivalent
  • Visiting Patient: 2.5 oz of dried cannabis or its THC product equivalent

Hawaii

Hawaii has a reciprocity program that allows medicinal cannabis patients from out of state to make an online application for a Hawaii 329 registration card. This card attracts a non-refundable fee of $49.50. Such visitors must provide their valid medical marijuana card from their home states and a government-issued identification document. Hawaii will not accept a medical cannabis recommendation in lieu of a valid medical marijuana card, this is unlike other states. Once issued, the Hawaii 329 registration card will be valid for up to 60 days. Traveling from one island in Hawaii to another involves crossing a federal waterway. Patients are therefore cautioned to ensure that the island that they are visiting has a legal dispensary as they may not be allowed to carry cannabis from one island to the next.

Below are possession limits for Hawaii:

  • Resident Patient: 4 oz of usable cannabis or its equivalent
  • Visiting Patient: 4 oz of usable cannabis or its equivalent

Below are purchase limits for Hawaii:

  • Resident Patient: 4 oz of usable cannabis or its equivalent per 15-day period
  • Visiting Patient: 4 oz of usable cannabis or its equivalent per 15-day period

Illinois

Illinois does not have a reciprocity program for out-of-state medicinal cannabis patients. However, visiting patients can access medical marijuana from adult-use dispensaries which are legal in the state. Minors below the age of 21 may not be able to access medical marijuana.

Below are possession limits for Illinois:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis, unless a physician waiver is obtained
  • Visiting Patient: adults 21 and over may possess 15 g of cannabis flower, 250 mg of THC-infused edible cannabis products, and 2.5g of concentrated cannabis product

Below are purchase limits for Illinois:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis per 14 days, unless a physician waiver is obtained
  • Visiting Patient: adults 21 and over may purchase 15g of cannabis flower, 250 mg of THC-infused edible cannabis products, or 2.5g of concentrated cannabis product

Maine

Maine has a reciprocity program that allows out-of-state marijuana patients to access Maine’s medical marijuana program. Such patients will need to provide a valid medical marijuana card and a state-issued identification document from their home state. Maine extends its reciprocity to states that have legalized marijuana for medicinal use.

Below are possession limits for Maine:

  • Resident Patient: 8 pounds of harvested cannabis, 6 mature plants, 12 immature plants, and unlimited seedlings
  • Visiting Patient: 2.5 oz of harvested cannabis in a 15-day period

Below are purchase limits for Maine:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of harvested cannabis per transaction
  • Visiting Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis every 15 days

Massachusetts

Massachusetts does not have a reciprocity program. If you are a medicinal cannabis patient visiting Massachusetts, you will be able to purchase cannabis legally from licensed adult-use dispensaries. You will need to be at least 21 years old and have a valid government-issued identification document to do this. This locks out minors who may be in need of medical marijuana.

Below are possession limits for Massachusetts:

  • Resident Patient: 10 oz of cannabis every 60 days. This can be increased by a healthcare provider to meet the medical needs of the patient
  • Visiting Patient: 1 oz of cannabis but not more than 5g in the form of a concentrate

Below are purchase limits for Massachusetts:

  • Resident Patient: 10 oz of cannabis every 60 days. This can be increased by a healthcare provider to meet the medical needs of the patient
  • Visiting Patient: 1 oz of cannabis or 5g of cannabis concentrate which can be purchased from adult-use dispensaries per day by adults aged 21 or over

Michigan

Michigan has a reciprocity program that allows out-of-state marijuana patients to purchase, possess and use cannabis when visiting the state. The visiting patients must provide a valid medical marijuana card and a state-issued identification document from their native state.

Below are possession limits for Michigan:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis and 12 cannabis plants
  • Visiting Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis and 12 cannabis plants

Below are purchase limits for Michigan:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis per day but should not exceed 10 oz per month
  • Visiting Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis per day but should not exceed 10 oz per month

Missouri

Missouri allows visiting medical marijuana patients with a valid and current medical cannabis card from their home state to possess and use cannabis when visiting the State. However, such patients will not be able to purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary. Visiting patients must, therefore “violate” federal law by transporting marijuana across state boundaries.

Below are possession limits for Missouri:

  • Resident Patient: 4 oz of usable cannabis in each 30-day period
  • Visiting Patient: 4 oz of usable cannabis in each 30-day period

Below are purchase limits for Missouri:

  • Resident Patient: 4 oz of usable cannabis in each 30-day period
  • Visiting Patient: Not allowed to purchase cannabis

Montana

Montana has a reciprocity program that recognizes medical marijuana cards from other states that have legalized medical marijuana. Montana legalized adult-use marijuana in January 2021. Non-residents can legally access marijuana from adult-use dispensaries provided that they produce a state-issued identification document from their home state.

Below are possession limits for Montana:

  • Resident Patient: 1 oz of cannabis flower or 8 grams of concentrate; 800 mg of THC infused edibles
  • Visiting Patient: Not authorized until January 2022

Below are purchase limits for Montana:

  • Resident Patient: 5 oz of usable cannabis per month but should not exceed 1 oz per day
  • Visiting Patient: Not authorized until January 2022

Nevada

Nevada has a reciprocity program that recognizes medical marijuana cards from other states, provided that the condition qualifies in the state. Non-residents patients aged 21 and older may also access marijuana from legal dispensaries that offer adult-use marijuana.

Below are possession limits for Nevada:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis every 14-days with a cap of 10g of and 12 cannabis plants.
  • Visiting Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis every 14-days with a cap of 10g of and 12 cannabis plants.

Below are purchase limits for Nevada:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis every 14-days with a cap of 10g of and 12 cannabis plants.
  • Visiting Patient Purchase Limit: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis every 14-days with a cap of 10g of and 12 cannabis plants.

New Hampshire

Patients visiting New Hampshire from another state will not be allowed to purchase or cultivate cannabis in the state. They are still not allowed to receive gifts in the form of cannabis. However, they will be allowed to use marijuana if they have a condition that qualifies in the New Hampshire medical marijuana program. This creates a legal grey area since non-residents may be forced to carry their own medicine from their home states.

Below are possession limits for New Hampshire:

  • Resident Patient: 2 oz of usable cannabis
  • Visiting Patient: 2 oz of usable cannabis

Below are purchase limits for New Hampshire:

  • Resident Patient: 2 oz of usable cannabis every 10 days
  • Visiting Patient: Visiting patients are not allowed to purchase

New Mexico

New Mexico has a reciprocity program that allows out-of-state medical cannabis patients to purchase, possess, and use marijuana legally in the state. Visiting patients must provide their medical marijuana card or proof of authorization from their home state.

Below are possession limits for New Mexico:

  • Resident Patient: 230 units per 90-day period
  • Visiting Patient: TBD

Below are purchase limits for New Mexico:

  • Resident Patient: 230 units per 90-day period
  • Visiting Patient: TBD

Oklahoma

Oklahoma allows non-residents to access the medical marijuana program by issuing a temporary medical marijuana card that is valid for 30 days. This license is renewable, but the expiration day must not be after the expiry of the patient’s medical marijuana card expiry. The patient must submit a valid medical marijuana card and a government-issued identification card. They must also pay a non-refundable $100.

Below are possession limits for Oklahoma:

  • Resident Patient: 3 oz of cannabis on one’s person; 1 oz of cannabis concentrate; 72 oz of cannabis edibles; 6 mature cannabis plants; 6 cannabis seedlings; and 8 oz of cannabis in one’s residence
  • Visiting Patient: 3 oz of cannabis on one’s person; 1 oz of cannabis concentrate; 72 oz of cannabis edibles; 6 mature cannabis plants; 6 cannabis seedlings; and 8 oz of cannabis in one’s residence

Below are purchase limits for Oklahoma:

  • Resident Patient: 3 oz of usable cannabis, 1 oz of cannabis concentrate, 72 oz of cannabis-infused products, 6 mature cannabis plants, and 6 cannabis seedlings in a single transaction
  • Visiting Patient: 3 oz of usable cannabis, 1 oz of cannabis concentrate, 72 oz of cannabis-infused products, 6 mature cannabis plants, and 6 cannabis seedlings in a single transaction

Oregon

Oregon does not have a reciprocity program for out-of-state medical cannabis patients. Non-resident patients who are above the age of 21 will be able to legally purchase cannabis from adult-use dispensaries in the state.

Below are possession limits for Oregon:

  • Resident Patient: 24 oz of usable cannabis, 16 oz of solid cannabinoid, 72 oz of liquid cannabinoid, 16 oz of concentrate, 1 oz of extracts, 6 mature cannabis plants, and 12 immature cannabis plants
  • Visiting Patient: 1 oz of usable cannabis in public, 8 oz of usable cannabis at home, 16 oz of solid cannabinoid, 72 oz of liquid cannabinoid, 5g of extracts or concentrates, 4 cannabis plants, and 10 cannabis seeds.

Below are purchase limits for Oregon:

  • Resident Patient: 24 oz of usable cannabis, 16 oz of solid cannabinoid, 72 oz of a liquid cannabinoid, 16 oz of concentrate, 5g of extract, 4 immature cannabis plants, and 50 cannabis seeds in one purchase or within one day
  • Visiting Patient Purchase Limit: 1 oz of usable cannabis, 16 oz of solid cannabinoid, 72 oz of liquid cannabinoid, 5g of extracts or concentrates, 4 immature plants, and 10 seeds which can be purchased from retail dispensaries per day.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has a reciprocity program that allows me medicinal cannabis patients from out-of-state to obtain a Puerto Rican medical cannabis card. Non-residents with a medical marijuana card from their state can access their medicine from legal dispensaries in Puerto Rico. Since Puerto Rico does not impose residency status in their medical marijuana program, visitors with a Puerto Rico qualifying condition can apply for this card by visiting an authorized healthcare provider for assessment and recommendation. This card will attract a non-refundable fee of $25.

Below are possession limits for Puerto Rico:

  • Resident Patient: 30-day supply
  • Visiting Patient: 30-day supply

Below are purchase limits for Puerto Rico:

  • Resident Patient: 1 oz of cannabis flower or its equivalent per day
  • Visiting Patient: 1 oz of cannabis flower or its equivalent per day

Rhode Island

Rhode Island accepts all medical cannabis cards (or their equivalents) that have been issued under the laws of other U.S. states. Therefore, visiting patients can access Rhode Island’s compassion centers (dispensaries) using their native medical cannabis cards and a state-issued identification card. Out-of-state patients are required to fill out a compassionate center form so that they can be entered into the tracking system. However, no application fee is charged.

Below are possession limits for Rhode Island:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of dried cannabis, 12.5 oz of wet cannabis, 12 mature plants, and 12 seedlings
  • Visiting Patient: 2.5 oz of dried cannabis, 12.5 oz of wet cannabis, 12 mature plants, and 12 seedlings

Below are purchase limits for Rhode Island:

  • Resident Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis or its equivalent during a 15-day period
  • Visiting Patient: 2.5 oz of usable cannabis or its equivalent during a 15-day period

Utah

Utah has a reciprocity program to accommodate medical cannabis patients from out-of-state to access the Utah marijuana program. Such visitors must have a valid medical marijuana card from their home state and they must also have a condition that qualifies for Utah medical marijuana treatment.

Below are possession limits for Utah:

  • Resident Patient: 113 grams (3.95 ounces) of cannabis within a 30-day period.
  • Visiting Patient: 113 grams (3.95 ounces) of cannabis within a 30-day period.

Below are purchase limits for Utah:

  • Resident Patient: 113 grams (3.95 ounces) of cannabis within a 30-day period.
  • Visiting Patient: 113 grams (3.95 ounces) of cannabis within a 30-day period.

Washington State

Washington State lacks a reciprocity program. However, out-of-state medical marijuana patients can purchase marijuana from legal adult-use dispensaries, provided that they are at least 21 years old and possess a valid state-issued identification document from their state.

Below are possession limits for Washington State:

  • Resident Patient: 3 oz of usable cannabis, 48 oz of solid cannabis, 216 oz of liquid cannabis, or 21g of concentrate. Medical marijuana patients may grow 6 plants and possess 8 oz of usable cannabis produced by their plants; if these amounts are or more if authorized by a healthcare practitioner.
  • Visiting Patient: 1 oz of usable cannabis, 16 oz of solid cannabis, 72 oz of liquid cannabis, or 7g of concentrate

Below are purchase limits for Washington State:

  • Resident Patient: 3 oz of usable cannabis, 48 oz of solid cannabis, 216 oz of liquid cannabis, or 21g of concentrate
  • Visiting Patient: 1 oz of usable cannabis, 16 oz of solid cannabis, 72 oz of liquid cannabis, or 7g of concentrate for those aged 21 or over

Again, please note, cannabis laws may change without notice, so please check with each state’s Department of Health’s Marijuana Program for current laws and regulations.

Safe travels!

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Is Delta 8 federally legal?

Delta-8 is legal federally, and most state laws don't specifically address it. Due to ambiguities in the 2018 farm bill, which legalized hemp and hemp products, delta-8 is currently not prohibited by federal law.

What are the benefits of Delta 8?

In the human body, Delta-8 binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Because it binds to both receptors simultaneously, users experience a milder cerebral high. When compared to the effects of THC, users describe a more clear-headed, productive, energetic, and upbeat feeling.

Is Delta 8 or CBD better?

Difference Between Delta-8 THC and CBD Delta-8 THC may not be as prominent as Delta-9 THC, but it is still among the predominant cannabinoids with psychoactive properties. However, CBD is NOT a psychotropic cannabinoid. While CBD can have better results in the long run, Delta-8 THC can give you a quick fix.

Can you fly with Delta 8?

Is it Legal to Fly with Delta-8-THC? Often, yes! It is legal to fly with Delta-8 when you are flying to and from areas where Delta-8 is legal, as long as the airline you choose doesn't specifically prohibit Delta-8 products.

Does Delta 8 help with anxiety?

Contains less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC. Good for chronic pain and anxiety relief. It does not cause paranoia or increased Anxiety.

Is Delta 8 a controlled substance?

Delta-8 is considered a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) because it is known to cause psychoactive impairment to the consumer.

What is the difference between Delta-8 and Delta 9?

Delta-9 THC is a property of cannabis discovered all the way back in 1964. The primary difference between Delta-8 THC and Delta-9 THC is that Delta-8 is just a bit less psychoactive than Delta-9. This means that products with Delta-8 THC have a more gradual, and therefore more satisfying, effect on the consumer.

Does Delta-8 become 11 hydroxy?

Although in an edible form, Delta-8 THC can metabolize into a natural chemical called 11 Hydroxy tetrahydrocannabinol. Since 11 Hydroxy THC can only be absorbed through the liver, the molecule's possible psychoactive effects can last up to 6 to 8 hours during digestion.

Does Delta 8 make you sleepy?

According to the NCI, Delta-8 uniquely binds twice with cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system that play a role in sleep by calming down processes like breath, heart rate, and mental activity.

Does Delta 8 Flower get u high?

Delta-8 THC is one of the hottest topics in cannabis right now. It's a minor cannabinoid that can get you high like traditional THC, but much less so. Delta-8 found in small amounts in the cannabis plant and is often converted from other compounds like CBD.

How does Delta 8 affect the body?

5 benefits delta 8 could offer you According to the National Cancer Institute, delta-8 THC can bind to the CB1 receptor throughout the body. These receptors are part of our endocannabinoid system, which helps our body regulate and maintain homeostasis.

Does Delta 8 contain CBD?

Delta-8 is yet another compound derived from Cannabis sativa or the hemp plant. As you likely know by now, this is the same natural origin that CBD, THC, CBG, CBN, and CBC come from, too. Though all of these compounds are related to some degree, delta-8 is closest to CBD and delta-9 (also often known plainly as THC).

Does Delta 8 cause euphoria?

Delta-8 may not produce intense euphoria, but it will take effect pretty quickly. Depending on your mode of intake, of course, the time of impact will vary. If you vape it, you will experience the effects within 1 to 6 minutes. If you use a tincture, you will get the first effects after half an hour.

Is Delta 8 legal in all 50 states?

The Short Answer: Yes. Hemp-derived Delta-8 THC products, containing less than 0.3% D-9 THC is legal in all 50 states of the USA. But what if the extract contains more than 0.3% Delta-9 THC?

Can Delta 8 help you lose weight?

A research study from 2004 concluded that delta-8 helps increase appetite while promoting weight loss. This effect is certainly very unique, and scientists will do even more research on this subject. These effects might be due to the potential benefits delta-8 has on metabolism.

Does Delta 8 give you munchies?

Yes, Delta 8 can make you feel hungry. Delta 8 is an appetite-stimulating analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC). Of course this depends on the amount you smoke (vapes) or consume (edibles), but Delta 8 has been reported to stimulate your appetite, in some cases, even more than Delta 9 (marijuana).

Does Delta 8 make you laugh?

Whatever makes you laugh, Delta-8 is a great way to start the fun. In fact, we've developed Delta-8 products because we love to see people laugh.

What does Delta 8 convert to eating?

Delta-8 THC actually converts into delta-11 THC when processed through the digestive tract. Since delta-9 THC also converts into delta-11 THC when eaten, there's no special benefit to eating delta-8 THC. In general, research suggests that delta-8 has about two-thirds of the potency of delta-9.

Does Delta 8 affect your liver?

In the present study, we have demonstrated that Δ8-THCV exerted protective effects against liver I/R reperfusion damage by attenuating tissue injury, oxidative stress and inflammatory response.

Does Delta 8 make good edibles?

Our Delta-8-THC Gummies — Best for Beginners They contain 10 mg of delta-8-THC per gummy, which is a great dose to start your journey into edibles with. It will give you a relaxing buzz, and you can easily increase the dosage as needed. Our delta 8 gummies are made from a broad-spectrum hemp extract.

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