Written by: Danae Boggess
So let’s clear up a few things. One of the main questions i get asked is, “Can I smoke on the street?”. The laws declares that you are not allowed to consume cannabis in public. So if you’re walking down the street smoking a blunt, and a cop stops you, you’re potentially looking at a misdemeanor. Other questions i get often are, “What’s the most i can carry?”, “Can I grow my own plants?”, “Can I fly with herb?”. Read on stoner, and you shall find the answers you seek.
When it comes to the amount of pot you can get, if you are a recreational, user you can carry up to an ounce (28g) of dry flower. Recreational users can also carry up to 8 grams of concentrated cannabis. For medicinal patient, you can carry up 8 ounce (224g) of dry flower. If you get caught with more than the amount described, you’re potentially looking at an intent to sell charge. You face up to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine. That is not a case you want on your record. Even though in reality, weed isn’t as bad as the government and media tries to make it seem, you still should follow the laws of cannabis consumption to avoid a petty case.
As far as growing your own plants goes, you’re allowed to grow up to 6 plants. It has to be grown indoors and should be in a place where only you can access it. Unfortunately you aren’t allowed to grow outdoors. You can only grow 6 plants a time, it doesn’t matter what stage of growing your plant is in. Just because you grow, it doesn’t mean that you are allowed to carry more than 28 grams (if you’re a recreational user). If you grow weed, I recommend buying a scale, that way you can weigh out exactly how much weed you’re bringing with you.
It can be a bit tricky flying with cannabis. Some airports let you fly out with up to an ounce of dry cannabis. One thing to keep in mind though is once the plane is in the air, you’re in federal space. So if you just so happen to be eating edibles on the plane, and there’s an air marshal that has the nose of a bloodhound dog that bust you, you’re basically screwed. My suggestion would be to try to limit the amount of cannabis you take with you on a plane. The less you have, the less harsh the punishment would be.