Yes, the holiday season is upon us and many of our Greenies will be traveling home to spend time with the family. Family time usually means boring stories from relatives you didn’t even know you had and it also is a time when us Greenies need our pot the most. Not so fast. If you think hopping on a plane with some weed is as easy as it used to be, the TSA will bring you back down to Earth real fast. Even if you are traveling within legal medical marijuana states or you’re a patient. Just ask Derik Dwayne Neely, 32, of Flint, Michigan who was busted by “Mr. Scrooge”, the TSA at LAX last week for allegedly trying to smuggle 120 pounds of pot cleverly disguised in wrapped Christmas gifts.
TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said a traveler waiting to board Continental Airlines Flight 1579 to Cleveland was taken into custody around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.”
I suppose you could possibly get away with stuffing enough to get you through the next few excruciating days with your relatives down your pants or in a checked bag. It’s probably not a good idea to stuff 120 pounds into two checked bags weighing 50 and 70 pounds, both wrapped up with cute little Santa’s on them however! It probably won’t fly with TSA or any Federal Agency that such a large amount is for personal use only.
Christmas may have come early for someone up the chain of command because TSA officials are claiming they confiscated 120 pounds and the airport police say it was closer to around 35 pounds of pot that was confiscated. Who and how is this checked because 85 pounds of weed equals a pretty big disparity. I’m just saying…