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Is Marijuana Legal In Los Angeles? Can I Buy, Ship, & Travel With It?

Marijuana is made by crushing Cannabis flowers and is available in the market in greenish-grey color. Many people use it in joints, to brew tea, and making medicines. You can mix it into your food e.g., cookies and brownies. It is commonly known as pot, bud, or Mary Jane.  

Is Marijuana Legal To Consume In Los Angeles?

In January 2018, an amendment was made in Los Angeles drug laws and declared marijuana a legal herb. The local people were allowed to consume it for recreational or other purposes. Similarly, permission to the foreigners was also granted, and they become eligible to bring weed in the premises of LA.

The permission was given but for a specific amount. No one is allowed to bring this herb in larger quantities for long-term purposes.

Who Can Take This Herb?

There is also an age restriction for the people who want to take weed either for recreational or other purposes. Those who are above 21 years of age are allowed to use this. The limited quantity defined for its consumption is listed below.

  • Normal marijuana: maximum 25.8 grans
  • Marijuana in concentrated form: 8 grams 

Where To Buy Weed in LA?

There are a large number of stores in West Los Angeles from where adults, as well as aged people, can easily purchase marijuana for their personal use. Similarly, this weed is also easily accessible in West Hollywood for people who are above 21 years of age.

If you plan to try pot for the first time, physically go to the nearest dispensary. There are hundreds of locations in LA where anyone is allowed to buy weed. Some great platforms offer online services for their precious customers as well, with highly affordable prices and discounted offers. They can deliver your herb to the doorstep.

You can also enjoy special discounts on weekends and can buy one ounce of this herb per day. Different billboards have been installed at multiple places in Los Angeles to promote this herb.

Don’t go outside to buy this product late in the night because no one can sell it between 10:00 pm to 06:00 am. If anyone is caught buying or selling weed within this duration, a 15% tax can be imposed in this scenario, including a 60% markup rate. This rate can vary after every six months.

If you are not a local person, ensure to buy the pot that you can use before going back to your home. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, and you cannot cross the state lines with it. It is not allowed even if you want to go to a region where it is declared legal. 

Is It Safe To Take It?

If you are getting nervous about your first journey of this herb, you will stay away from its pure strain, and it will be quite good for you. A pure pot can give you a head high with its maximum energizing capacity. It can also be a source of anxiety for you.

According to a survey conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH), many people have been using marijuana for medicinal purposes for more than 3000 years throughout the world. Whereas, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not declared it a safe component for medical treatment.

A few possible benefits include:

  • Chronic pain diagnosis
  • Helping people fighting against their alcoholic addiction
  • Relive from anxiety and depression
  • Taking marijuana orally is effective to treat your vomiting issue and nausea
  • This herb can either kill or slow down cancerous cells 

Which Strain Can I Try?

The dispensaries offer a wide range of weed strains that’s why freshers always get confused to select the best one for them. You should be aware that the effects associated with one strain can be different compared to the others.

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Taking a pure strain can make you feel so comfortable, and you will fall asleep. If you don’t want it to happen with you, try taking the hybrid strain. You can also take some online quizzes offered by various platforms to choose the best weed for you.

Is It Possible to Ship My Cannabis?

A large number of cruise ship lines have made strict rules for smoking this herb onboard. In November 2018, it was decided to charge a heavy fine of up to $500 from the passengers if caught with marijuana onboard. The relevant authorities don’t allow weed on the ship.

Can I Travel With This Weed?

There are different rules set for this herb to take it from different transportation services. Let’s have a look at the Los Angeles travel guide for Marijuana. 

By Air

The Air Police Department (APD) at Los Angeles has been granted permission to allow adult passengers to take weed in a limited amount, as mentioned above. This permission was given according to Proposition 64. Passengers were allowed to move with this herb anywhere within the premises of the airport.  

There are some important things to be considered when coming to LA’s airport with your pot, as listed below.

  • Never bring more weed than what is allowed.
  • You should be well aware of the state laws you are about to land in.
  • If TSA catches you with weed and reports police, you should know LA’s police do not prohibit it.
  • Try to avoid taking higher doses of pure strains during travel because you will not be allowed in the plane in this scenario.

By train, boat, or bus

It is important to know that trains, boats, and buses have strict policies for marijuana. You cannot take it onboard for any purpose and in any form. Many buses don’t allow the weed even when you are passing through legal regions. The best option for you is to contact relevant authorities to get information about taking it during travel.

How Can I Store Marijuana When Travelling?

If you came to know that you are allowed to take marijuana during traveling, the next question that should be coming to your mind is how to store it during the whole journey. Try using smell-proof bags or boxes to pack your weed to make it safe from unwanted substances.

If you visit any nearby local store, you can find multiple odor-proof bags at low prices. You can use them when travelling to save the passengers from its aroma who don’t like to smell it. Once you are done with your solid packing things, you should start focusing on keeping your bag containing marijuana during your trip.

When travelling don’t openly place your weed container because it may put you in trouble even if you are travelling through the state where this herb is legal to consume. Multiple restaurants have special areas dedicated to putting your personal things; you can utilize that space to put your weed. 

Final Words

Marijuana is an illegal herb in many parts of the world, but a few years back, it has been declared a legal weed in Los Angeles, and it was good news for the consumers. Everyone within the premises of LA was allowed to consume and buy a limited amount per day. There are some travelling restrictions through buses and trains as discussed above, but one can fly with the amount allowed. Late-night sales and purchases are prohibited, and a fine can be imposed if anyone gets caught.

Jennifer Kurtz
Jennifer Kurtz studied medicine at the New Jersey School of Medicine (Rutgers). She is passionate about developing her knowledge of Cannabis, Nootropics, Kratom, and nutritional supplements. In addition to attending medical webinars and conferences, she loves to write research-based articles for magazines, healthcare professionals, and medical agencies.

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