Traveling with Cannabis and Mini Bong: Tips for Responsible and Informed Travel
Traveling is generally regarded as an exciting and fun-filled activity. From planning the itinerary to making all the travel–related arrangements & bookings, most of us enjoy the process through and through. However, this isn’t always the case with cannabis smokers. If you smoke cannabis, you need to research a lot and keep in mind several aspects to ensure a stress-free travel experience.
Will I be able to bypass the checkpoints? What to do if I get caught? Do I need a mini bong? Will my luggage smell like Marijuana? These are just but a few of the questions that run in the minds of pot smokers when traveling with a bong.
Now, the question remains: Can one really travel with a bong without getting caught? Well, the answer is yes, but you have to learn how to remain safe at the airport, especially at the checkout points. Lucky for you, we have all the tips and tricks here. Stick around!
Complete Guide- Travelling With Cannabis and Mini Bong Safely
Understanding The Legal Landscapes
You have probably heard this time and again, but the fact remains: Cannabis is illegal in the US.
While a few states have legalized it, including Colorado, most outlaw it as illegal, making it a more complicated topic. That said, you need to be extra careful if you plan on carrying your Cannabis on a plane. We’ll discuss more about it later in this blog.
Now, what about bongs, are they also illegal?
Well, bongs fall under the Drug Paraphernalia category, which means they are also illegal.
Don't know what drug paraphernalia is? Don't worry, there are many on the train.
Technically, drug paraphernalia are equipment or products used to consume drugs. And again, it is illegal to possess drug paraphernalia.
But then you might wonder, how many locations both online and offline sell bongs? Well, this is because there are many things that can make a bong legal. One of them is the user's intended purposes.
If you use the bong or a pipe to smoke tobacco, the tool remains legal, but if you use it to smoke Cannabis, that makes it illegal. It's a bit weird, right? Well, weird or not, that's how most sellers get away with selling such products.
Now with bongs being illegal at the federal level, they automatically become illegal even at the airport. So, if you intend to carry a bong, ensure that:
- It's sparkling clean with no marijuana residues in it. But, honestly, we all know how difficult it can get when cleaning bongs. To be on the safer side, consider buying a new cute mini bong. This way, you are entirely sure that it's clean and has no residues that can bring you legal trouble.
- You claim the tobacco-only exception to avoid legal complications.
- When traveling internationally, read up on the country’s laws beforehand to avoid the possibility of being imprisoned or stranded.
Preparation Before Travel
If you have decided to bring your bong along with you, it's best to prepare yourself to avoid the worst from happening. Here are a few tips on how you can do that.
Research Local Laws
If you plan on flying internationally, you better start doing legal research. Some countries will not be easy on you if they find you possessing any form of drugs or even a mini bong. So, if you don't want to find yourself imprisoned in a foreign country, take your time to research what's legal and what's not.
That's not all - since you won't be in a foreign country forever, you also need to research your country's re-entry policies. If you are returning to the US, it may be quite challenging to get past US Customs and Border Protection agents.
They ensure that no illegal products get into the country and can detain you if they find you with a bong. If your mini bong is brand new or clean, you have the right to petition that it's a misrepresentation of your device.
Secure Legal Cannabis
If you are traveling to a location where Cannabis is legal, purchase it from a licensed dispensary. And of course, don't forget to keep it in its original packaging with all the appropriate labels to show that it complies with local regulations.
Clean Your Bong
We all know that cleaning a bong can be a daunting task. Lucky for you, we have a complete guide on how you can clean your bong if you are planning to travel.
If you are in a bit of a hurry to travel, we recommend finding a new mini bong for sale. Cleaning your bong in a hurry can result in more trouble at the airport.
Packing and Storing Cannabis
Now that you are ready to grab the bull by its horns, you have to ensure that your bags don't sell you out. If you don't pack your Cannabis and mini bong more discreetly, you may attract more attention. The last thing you want is people pointing fingers at you with Marijuana in your bags.
So, how do you pack it to evade the TSA agents and the sniffer dog? Well, it can never be completely risk-free, but you can try opting for air-tight and smelly-proof bags. These types of bags have carbon technology and high-quality zippers that prevent any smell from sipping out.
For your mini bong, go for a hard-sided bong case. After all, you don't want to risk your life and reach your destination only to find it broken.
When it comes to packing the actual buds of the Cannabis, the best way to go is - find an empty opaque bottle like for medication. Empty the medication drugs and put the weed in it. Then, put some cotton balls on top of the Cannabis, and put the fills back until they are filled. Close it, put it in your air-tight, smell-proof bags, and pack it in your check-in bag.
Although this way may not be the best way to sneak a lot of it, it's better than getting none and being caught in the middle.
Airport and Security Checkpoints
If you pack both your mini bong and Cannabis in the checked-in bags, you have a high chance of bypassing the security checkpoints. Airports allow people to carry tobacco pipes; hence it won't create more suspicion.
Conversely, if you forget and put your cute mini bong in your carry bag - the TSA agents may get a hold of it, and you will have a lot of explaining to do. But if this happens to you, remain calm and let them know you use the bong to smoke tobacco.
Arriving at Your Destination
Hurray! Now comes the exciting part: You just sneaked a mini bong and cannabis into an airport. In as much as you feel like you deserve a trophy for accomplishing that, unpacking your bong and Marijuana to celebrate is not the best move. You may have just stepped into your enemy's territory, and you ought to be careful.
If you haven't researched the country's local policies on smoking Cannabis, now is the right time to do it. Is it allowed? If yes, you can make your way to your desired or booked hotel and enjoy your vacation or business trip while over the moon.
Vacations and business trips don't have to be boring when flying internationally. With these tips and tricks, you can bypass the security checkpoints and make fantastic memories with your friends or significant others. Ready to travel with your cute mini bong? If yes, let's go and make memories while having a fantastic smoking experience.