America’s relationship with pot is changing. While the substance is illegal to use or possess on a national level under the Controlled Substances Act, some of the county’s states, territories and the District of Columbia have been passing laws to the contrary, and in very different ways, since 1996.
At the publishing of this story, 11 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and the Norther Mariana Islands have legalized recreational pot, and 33 states, the District of Columbia and four permanently inhabited U.S. territories have legalized pot’s medical use. Other states have moved to decriminalize pot, but not legalize it altogether.
So, To Be Clear, Can I Fly With Pot?
No. Here’s why. According to Larry Mishkin, a Northbrook, Ill., lawyer at Hoban Law Group, which provides legal services for the clients in the marijuana industry in the United States and internationally, carrying pot onto a plane is a federal crime.
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