Whether you want to bring rolling papers for tobacco or to roll a joint, you will be able to bring them on your next flight in either your carry-on or checked bag.
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Why You Can Bring Rolling Papers on a Plane
While owning drug paraphernalia is illegal, rolling papers can be used for tobacco.
Additionally, without any other evidence to connect your rolling papers with weed, which is still illegal under federal law, there is nothing to worry about.
You can also bring blunt wraps on a plane, too.
Rolling Papers on International Flights
Smoking is even more common in other countries than the U.S., so if you attempt to bring rolling papers on a plane in either in your carry-on or checked bag, you will be fine.
This applies to flying from the U.S., back to the U.S., and within other foreign countries
You Can Also Bring a Grinder
You can also bring a grinder with you in either your carry on or checked bags.
Again, a grinder can be used for more than just grinding weed, so if questioned you can simply say that it’s for grinding herbs and spices.
However, if you bring rolling papers and a grinder, it’s quite clear to even the most naive of TSA agents that they are connected, which could suggest that you are attempting to fly with drug paraphernalia.
And Even a Bong and Pipe
You can even bring your bong on a plane, as well as a pipe because a bong is effectively a water pipe, which can be used for tobacco. The same goes for a pipe, too.
However, if you want to bring your bong or pipe, we would definitely recommend bringing a newly bought, never used bong or pipe, so there isn’t even a trace of resin or odor, which could get you into trouble.
Again, if you were to bring rolling papers and/or a grinder, bong and pipe in any combination, this could suggest that you are attempting to travel with drug paraphernalia.
But Leave the Weed at Home
You definitely want to leave weed at home, even if you’re flying between states where weed is legal.
This is because weed is still illegal on a federal level, which would make it illegal to bring weed on a plane.
This even applies to if you have a medical marijuana card.
TSA Agents Aren’t Looking for Weed
The TSA state that:
“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 law enforcement officer.”
Simply put, TSA officers are not actively looking for passengers flying with weed, but if found, it is their duty and responsibility to report you.
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