Many people know that you can’t bring weed on a plane, but what about a grinder?
Can you bring a grinder on a plane, or will you get into trouble?
According to the TSA, you can bring a grinder on a plane in both your carry on and checked bags.
The key is that even though a grinder is considered drug paraphernalia, without any other evidence to connect the grinder with weed, which is still illegal under federal law, there is nothing to worry about.
A grinder, after all, can be used for purposes other than grinding weed.
Bringing a Grinder on a Plane
If you want to bring a grinder on a plane, we definitely recommend buying a new grinder.
A new grinder will have no trace, however small, of weed.
As weed is illegal on a federal level – and as airports and airplanes are under federal jurisdiction – even a very small amount of weed stuck in your grinder can lead to problems.
If you really want to bring a used grinder on a plane, we recommend that you clean it so well that it effectively becomes brand new.
This means that after you are done cleaning, there is no odor and not even the slightest trace amount of weed.
Can You Bring a Grinder on International Flights?
As mentioned, a grinder can be used for purposes other than just grinding weed.
But if you’re flying internationally, we would generally recommend leaving your grinder at home.
This is because airport security in other countries may view a grinder differently – and if they have strict marijuana laws, you could get into trouble because the grinder will be considered drug paraphernalia.
How to Clean Your Grinder for Air Travel
Again, we recommend only bringing a brand-new grinder on a plane.
But if you really want to clean your grinder and bring it on a plane, we recommend having access to the following:
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Hot water
Now the cleaning can begin.
- Disassemble every detachable part of your grinder and place it in a freezer for 30 minutes.
- Take the grinder out of the freezer and tap it against a table to get rid of all the residues that have now hardened.
- Scrub everything thoroughly with a toothbrush.
- Use a toothpick to dislodge all the hard to remove residue.
- Place the grinder and its parts into a bowl of isopropyl alcohol.
- Scrub the grinder and all its parts with a toothbrush again.
Can You Bring Weed on a Plane?
As weed is illegal on a federal level and as airports and airplanes are under federal jurisdiction, you are not allowed to bring weed on a plane.
This is the case even if you have a medical marijuana card or are flying between two states where weed is legal.
Can You Bring Rolling Papers on a Plane?
The TSA state that you can pack rolling papers in both your carry on and checked bags.
Can You Bring a Pipe on a Plane?
The TSA state that you are allowed to bring a pipe on a plane in both your carry on and checked bags.
Can You Bring a Bong on a Plane?
The TSA do not explicitly state if you can bring a bong on a plane, but they do allow water pipes, which are effectively the same thing.
So you can pack a “bong” in both your carry on and checked bags.
If asked by a TSA officer what it is, we recommend just calling it a water pipe.
Can You Bring a Dab Pen on a Plane?
You can bring a dab pen on a plane as long as it does not contain any illegal substance.
You can only pack an empty dab pen in your carry.
Robert is an expert in commercial air travel with decades of experience in the travel industry, and has spent countless hours in airports and on planes for work.
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