Seeing marijuana ads isn't exactly the craziest thing in the world. But when you see one while removing your shoes to get on an airplane, that deserves a little more attention.
The cannabis company Organa Brands recently launched a series of ads that have been placed inside the bills people put their stuff in while going through TSA checkpoints. The ad says, "Cannabis is legal," in large letters, then underneath it says, "But traveling with it is not. Leave it in California."
Ads in TSA checkpoint bins isn't anything new, but it is the first time that a marijuana company has used them. TSA policy states that adds have to be "non-political," but nothing in the California bins is pushing a political agenda. It's simply stating a fact about the current law.
It also brings up the issue of what happens to people caught in California TSA checkpoints with marijuana. There seems to be some disagreement about what it supposed to happen. Some believe that according to the law, people should be allowed to toss their cannabis in the trash the same way someone with a plastic water bottle would. But a TSA spokeswoman says if they catch people with it, they're supposed to contact the local authorities and let them handle the issue.
So if you're in California, it's probably best to just leave the marijuana at home. Sure, it will make your family Thanksgiving dinner a little less tolerable, but it's better than taking a risk with the notoriously illogical TSA.
(h/t Los Angeles Times)