Can You Take Weed on a Plane?

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Mile High Club – Can You Take Weed on a Plane? 

Everybody has heard of the mile-high club, but there is also a less talked about different type of mile-high club: getting high in an airplane. What isn’t better in an airplane? Perhaps airline food, but just about everything else is quite the novelty when done in an aircraft. Plus, imagine just how much fun you can have with your Instagram travel photo caption if you smoked and got high on the flight, there are endless possibilities. If you have a flight coming up then you’re in the right place, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about getting high in the sky. 

Can you Take Weed on a Plane? 

The short answer regarding whether you can take weed on an airplane is no. In fact, you might get in a decent amount of trouble if you do this. And this doesn’t just mean that you can’t bring it in your carry-on, weed in any capacity is not allowed in the airport or on an airplane. 

The reason for this is that the TSA is a federal agency, and federal law still has marijuana classified as an illegal drug. Not only that but the federal law also classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug, which is the highest offense a drug can have. This puts weed in a category with heroin, meth, ecstasy, and others in the eyes of the DEA and federal government. 

And while this is clearly silly and unfair, this is not a situation where you want to disregard the law (even if it makes sense to do so). It’s better to just get weed wherever you are going anyways. It’ll be fresher and you’ll save more space for your luggage. The bottom line is that you can not bring weed on an airplane. Maybe in the future, you will be able to bring it in a checked bag like you can with alcohol, but for now, it’s in your best interest to obey the law and leave your marijuana at home. 

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So Can You Get High for Your Flight? 

While you can’t bring weed on your flight or even into the airport it is still possible to be high for your flight. Obviously, this means that you’ll have to get high before you take off, in fact, before you even go through security. There are a couple of ways to do this, but all of them involve taking in your weed directly before going inside the airport. 

The most effective method is to take an edible, as these take a while to kick in anyways, which is perfect for your situation. Edibles take anyone from 30 minutes to 2 hours to kick in depending on a variety of factors. This means that if you’re lucky the high could kick in right before you get on your plane– assuming you went to the airport 2 hours before your flight. But you definitely can't bring a big bong, dab rig, or even a pipe!

Worst case you should at least be past security by the time your high sets in. If you do feel the effects of your weed while you’re still waiting for your plane just make sure not to fall asleep so that you don’t miss your flight. On top of all these benefits, edibles can last for an extremely long time, up to 12 hours. This is especially great if you are embarking on a long flight. Lastly, edibles are advantageous because they are easy to bring outside of the airport and take without raising any suspicion. Overall edibles are a great choice for getting high on an airplane. 

If edibles aren’t your thing you can still take a swing at being high on your flight. You’ll need to smoke something strong right before you go into the airport and you’ll need your flight to be not too far in advance. This will really only work well for domestic flights, or when you can get to the airport just an hour in advance of your flight. 

Another situation where smoking weed can allow you to be high on an airplane is if you are flying out of a very small regional airport. Some airports hardly have a security line, meaning you can get through them in just a few minutes and then enjoy your high in the airport while you await your flight. One piece of advice for smoking weed before your flight is that you need to have someone with you going through the airport. This will ensure that you get yourself through security and onto your flight okay. 

Why Get High for a Flight?

Being high on a flight makes the experience of flying so much more tolerable or even enjoyable. Movies are more entertaining, music is better, time is distorted, and sleeping is easier. Mostly for the same reasons it’s fun to get drunk on planes it is also fun to get high on planes. 

Know Your Tolerance

Although smoking weed before a flight can be a great time you need to understand your tolerance before doing so. Getting high for a flight is not a good idea if you are not an experienced stoner. Flying can cause anxiety, and so can doing too much weed, so it’s not a good idea to mix the two– meaning you need to make sure you don’t do too much weed. This is especially an issue with edibles, which are notorious for being dosed incorrectly.

Definitely make sure that you’ve taken an edible before attempting to use one to get high for a flight. The gist here is, that while being high can make your flight so much better, being too high will make it worse, so don’t overdo it and make sure you know your tolerance. 

Other Things to Know

Besides the information that was just gone over, there are a few other things you should know before you decide to join the stoner mile high club. One tip is to bring extra snacks. Airplanes don’t give the best or the most food, so make sure to stock up on snacks at the supermarket past security to satisfy your munchies. Another great tip for this occasion is to know your strain. If you want to sleep make sure you take an Indica strain and if you are going to be doing a movie marathon opt for Sativa. And lastly, make sure you always bring your own entertainment. This holds true even if you aren't going to be high but it’s even more important if you are. 

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