Flying high - Just in time for Memorial Day, an attorney who specializes in cannabis law answers a burning question about traveling with marijuana.
Q: Can I travel with my marijuana? Is it okay if I'm going to a legal state? Does it make a difference if I have a medical card? —A Reader reader
A: Dear Reader reader,
We've enlisted Larry Mishkin, a local attorney who specializes in cannabis law, to tackle this one for us. His response, which has been edited for length and clarity, is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice.
"Since this is a legal question, let's start with a legal answer: it depends. More specifically, the answer depends on where and how you are traveling. If you are traveling within Illinois's borders and will not leave the state, then Illinois medical patients may travel with their medicine so long as it is unopened, not being used during travel, and the patient is not in possession of an amount in excess of the legal personal limit."