Updated on January 30, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
It would be wonderful if every U.S. state — and the entire world for that matter, would get on the same page regarding the health benefits cannabis has to offer. Until that day arrives, traveling with medical marijuana can be a tricky business – especially since so many jurisdictions have different statutes regarding substance.
Within the U.S., it’s even trickier with federal laws still prohibiting the use of any marijuana, medical or recreational, and various states — the few that allow the use of medical marijuana — having different restrictions regarding which qualifying conditions cannabis can treat.
This guide will help you navigate the tricky aspects of traveling with medical cannabis so you can get around with fewer risks. Note there is no such thing as risk-free travel when it comes to traveling with pot — in any of its forms.
Also, marijuana state and country laws are changing continuously, so always check the local laws of the areas that you’re traveling through and visiting before taking a trip with medical cannabis.