- The Washington Times - Monday, July 13, 2015

Oregon’s largest airport is now allowing passengers to carry marijuana aboard in-state flights under the state’s recreational marijuana law that went into effect this month.

Transportation Security Administration officials at Portland International Airport (PDX) are instructed to notify Port Police if a passenger is trying to bring marijuana past security, a local Fox affiliate reported.

Police will then check the passenger’s driver’s license to determine if they’re 21 or older and that their boarding pass is in-state, since to transport marijuana to another state is a federal crime. If all is clear, the passenger is able to board his or her flight, Fox reported.

PDX said TSA agents aren’t actively looking for marijuana, but passengers who try to fly out of Oregon with the legal amount of pot will be asked to throw it away before stepping back into the security line.

“I’m not anti-marijuana, but I’m pro-hairspray,” one frustrated passenger told Fox. “I would really like to have some hairspray or some shampoo. What’s shampoo going to do to somebody? Why can’t I take my shampoo on a plane? I think it’s a little lopsided. Silly, it’s actually silly.”



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