The Truth About Flying With Edibles: Can You Bring Edibles On A Plane?

For the sake of clarity from the beginning, in this article “edible” refers to edible marijuana-injected food. These can be homemade or purchased over the counter. It’s not just brownies and space cakes.

If you have questions about regular foods such as candies, chocolates, and snack foods, post them elsewhere on those topics.

Now that it’s in the way, can I take food with me by plane? Please jump in and check.

Edible TSA rules

The Transportation Security Administration’s role is to prevent dangerous goods from entering the cabin of the aircraft. When scanning carry-on baggage, they are primarily looking for liquids (which can be flammable) and weapons that can be used on airplanes.

The TSA has no rules  directly related to food, but there are some rules and procedures you should know when flying edible.

First, let’s hear from Twitter’s @AskTSA service that they are answering Oregon about food:

“While we have no regulations on possessing or transporting marijuana possession is a crime under federal law. Our officers are not looking for illegal narcotics, but we have to report them when discovered.

@AskTSA on Twitter

“All travelers must comply with federal law on transporting marijuana and cannabis-infused products on board a flight. Officers are required to notify law enforcement officers if they discover these products while screening your property.

@AskTSA on Twitter

That’s why the TSA hires a lot of serious people, but they’re looking for malicious people, not Stoners.

“TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a local law enforcement officer.

@AskTSA Blog

There are many blogs and forums  that  try to convince you that “everything is fine” or “TSA doesn’t care about weeds”. The simple truth is that if you fly with food, you are committing a federal crime and you may end up dealing with a police officer.

So can I get food by plane? The answer is no, it’s not legal. If the TSA accidentally finds your stash, you run the risk of getting into trouble. This is true even if you do not cross state boundaries.

Even if you fly between legalized states, that’s true. Once you pass security, federal law will apply and possession of edible food will be a criminal offense.

However, many  are willing to violate the law and face the consequences of being caught …


 How to get food through airport security

It turns out that it is a federal crime to bring food into your checked baggage or carry-on baggage.

But you just want to fly for food.

How do you hide food on an airplane?

One important thing to keep in mind is that some foods are treated as liquids and should be packed in a liter-sized clear liquid bag.

“Any item that you can pump, squeeze, spread, smear, spray or spill must follow our liquids rule in carry-on bags.

—Transportation Security Administration

You need to make sure that your edible food is solid so that it doesn’t stand out because it’s not  packed in a cosmetic pouch. Therefore, there is no cannabis-injected peanut butter, as peanut butter is treated as a liquid.

People often bring food by plane and are allowed to do so. It’s hard for everyone to say that your cannabis edible candy bar is  different from a regular candy bar.

If you  do this, make sure you are  familiar with all carry-on baggage regulations. If  your carry-on baggage is scanned for something, your bag will be searched and you are more likely to accidentally find food.

Rin had a nice relaxing flight …


Edible flight only creates stress. You would be much better off buying them at your destination.

Still not convinced?

Okay … All checked baggage is scanned and about 10% of checked baggage is searched, so it’s better to put it in carry-on baggage than checked baggage.

Do not fly edible in a package that indicates that it contains marijuana. You may disguise your food with packaging from a more famous brand.

Of course, do not travel with food that has a strong weed odor. And don’t go through security with a T-shirt like this:



Also, don’t forget that you are flying in the sky when you fly. In the case of an emergency landing, you must arrive at the exit immediately to save your life. It’s probably best not to try this for free. Just say …



Bob did well to Bob because he was worried that he would fly stones and increase the risk. Chainsaws are said to be dangerous, but I don’t think they’re so scary after drinking a few glasses of beer))


You see, that’s probably not what you want to hear, but it’s true, and the same is true if you’re drunk on a plane.

  What  if the TSA finds food in my checked baggage?

If you’re lucky, TSA staff may ignore it. Maybe he or she understands the problem and doesn’t have the problem personally.

Or you might get obsessive of the rules to contact the local police and take care of you.

You may miss the plane.

It’s not worth  missing some cookie flights. Also, if you bring some cookies, the local police may not be so generous to you.

This is the TSA.

“As far as marijuana, TSA doesn’t have any regulations that address the possession or transportation of marijuana and cannabis infused products, but under Federal law and many State laws, it’s a crime to possess or transport any detectable amount of marijuana. Having a State-issued cannabis card or other documentation indicating that the marijuana is for medical purposes doesn’t exempt you from TSA’s requirement to notify local law enforcement. It’s up to the responding officer, not TSA, to determine if possession of the marijuana is authorized under State law, or whether to make an arrest or confiscate it.

TSA Blog


Many people do it and run away with it.

Eating on an airplane is a crime and can have “bad” consequences. How bad it is depends on where you were caught and how much you were caught.

This is also true  if you are flying within a state where marijuana is legal, or between two states where marijuana is legal in both states.

There are other blogs  that say “OK, don’t worry”, but your ass is at risk and not theirs.  Yes, you can eat on the plane, but you can get your pants wet, fight the police, or miss the plane.

Overall, it’s probably not worth it.


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