Herb on the Side of Caution: The Safest Way to Travel with Cannabis
Like many parts of the US, cannabis is criminalized and carries ridiculous penalties for possession. I’m by no means encouraging people to risk traveling with cannabis. But I will speak on my experiences. I’d like to preface this by saying it’s important to do your own research and make the best and most safe decision for you!
I myself am a bit of an adventurous cannabis consumer. I’ve been to several countries where I’ve traveled with cannabis. And this could partly be due to the fact that LAX allows you to leave the airport with up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrates, or vapes, for personal consumption. However, this isn’t the case for everyone. And you should be mindful of not just where to you’re traveling to but where you’re traveling from as well.
I make a ritual out of rolling joints. They are my go-to. But when it comes to traveling, it’s much safer to pack things that are a lot more discreet.
Here are some low-risk herbal refreshments I have had success traveling with:
CBD bath bombs
CBD face masks
Cannabis-infused fruit slabs
The chocolates I would only suggest if it’s in a cool place where they won’t melt. And if you’re on vacation, all of the aforementioned are things you would want to indulge in anyway. You deserve.
It’s always interesting to hear people say cannabis is for the lazy and unmotivated who want to sit around and let their lives pass them by. That simply just isn’t true. It’s one thing to use cannabis as a tool for escapism and it’s another to use it when actually embarking on a physical journey through a foreign place. Cannabis allows you to fully embrace the present and use all your senses to truly embody an experience. But, let me tell you, deciding to travel overseas with cannabis can be adventure an in and of itself. There are obstacles to get through and plenty of cautionary tales to learn from. What’s even more scary—in my opinion—is to wander into unfamiliar territory and ask where to find the best bud.
In those instances, I just opt for a tolerance break.
Here are the benefits of taking a tolerance break while on vacation:
You can reset and return to the practice with more appreciation for the plant.
You can discover and embrace other herbs and essential oils.
Irritability can become a factor. Reestablish your commitment to patience.
More mindful eating to substitute for cannabinoids. Since you’re no longer replenishing your endocannabinoid system with plans medicine, start focusing on food as medicine. Eat the things that make you feel good.