Traveling With Cannabis

Traveling With Cannabis

There are a few things to consider when traveling with medical cannabis. First, the question of whether you can take your medical cannabis with you depends on the method of travel. Second, your medications must always be locked and secured. The best way to do this is to have a locked container/box to store your medications and tools.

Rules for Traveling with Medical Cannabis

  1. When traveling by vehicle: Your medical cannabis must be locked and secured at all times. It must be in the trunk or in a space least accessible by the driver. The box cannot be opened inside the vehicle for any reason. You cannot prepare or use cannabis inside the vehicle.
  2. Airplane: Traveling with cannabis on a plane is federally illegal.
  3. Traveling to another state: You may use medical cannabis in other medicinally legal states, if that state recognizes the Michigan registration. You will need to review the laws of any state you’re traveling to. If traveling to the state by vehicle, you will need to make sure every state that you travel through allows for medical cannabis and recognizes your recommendation from Michigan. If you’re currently a patient and have any questions or confusion, please contact us.

Below is an excerpt of Michigan’s enacted law. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us.

Transporting or possessing marihuana-infused product;

“Marihuana-infused product” means a topical formulation, tincture, beverage, edible substance, or similar product containing any usable marihuana that is intended for human consumption in a manner other than smoke inhalation. Marihuana-infused product shall not be considered a food for purposes of the food law, 2000 PA 92, MCL 289.1101 to 289.8111

A qualifying patient can transport or possess a marihuana-infused product in or upon a motor vehicle if

  • the marihuana-infused product is in a sealed and labeled package
  • that is carried in the trunk of the vehicle or, if the vehicle does not have a trunk, is carried so as not to be readily accessible from the interior of the vehicle.
  • The label must state:
    • The weight of the marihuana-infused product in ounces,
    • name of the manufacturer,
    • date of manufacture,
    • name of the person from whom the marihuana-infused product was received,
    • and date of receipt.

A primary caregiver can transport or possess a marihuana-infused product in or upon a motor vehicle if

  • the marihuana-infused product is accompanied by an accurate marihuana transportation manifest and
  • enclosed in a case
  • carried in the trunk of the vehicle or, if the vehicle does not have a trunk, is enclosed in a case and carried so as not to be readily accessible from the interior of the vehicle.
  • The manifest form must state:
    • the weight of each marihuana-infused product in ounces,
    • name and address of the manufacturer,
    • date of manufacture,
    • destination name and address,
    • date and time of departure,
    • estimated date and time of arrival, and,
    • if applicable, name and address of the person from whom the product was received and date of receipt.

A primary caregiver can transport or possess a marihuana-infused product in or upon a motor vehicle for the use of his or her child, spouse, or parent who is a qualifying patient if

  • the marihuana-infused product is in a sealed and labeled package
  • that is carried in the trunk of the vehicle or, if the vehicle does not have a trunk, is carried so as not to be readily accessible from the interior of the vehicle.
  • The label must state
    • The weight of the marihuana-infused product in ounces,
    • name of the manufacturer,
    • date of manufacture,
    • name of the qualifying patient, and
    • if applicable, name of the person from whom the marihuana-infused product was received and date of receipt.

Quantities

For each qualifying patient to whom he or she is connected through the department’s registration process, a combined total of 2.5 ounces of usable marihuana and usable marihuana equivalents. (c) For purposes of determining usable marihuana equivalency, the following shall be considered equivalent to 1 ounce of usable marihuana:

  1. 16 ounces of marihuana-infused product if in a solid form. 2.5 ounce equivalent is 40 ounces.
  2. 7 grams of marihuana-infused product if in a gaseous form. 2.5 ounce equivalent is 17.5 grams.
  3. 36 fluid ounces of marihuana-infused product if in a liquid form. 2.5 ounce equivalent is 90 fluid ounces.

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