Medical marijuana patients may face federal and local charges of transporting marijuana if they cross state lines with the drug. This is true even if the states between which they are traveling allow medical marijuana.
It is still against federal law and a felony offense to transport marijuana across state lines, even if the person doing so is an approved medical marijuana patient. Transporting marijuana on an airplane, even between cities in a medical marijuana state, also may lead to federal drug-transportation charges.
Some states honor medical marijuana prescriptions obtained in other states, but this does not provide for transporting marijuana across state lines.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified medical marijuana lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local medical marijuana attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.