how to sneak weed on the plane

Smuggling weed is easy

It’s lucky airport security are so shit because Rockwell is the kind of smoker who can’t bare to fly without weed.

Every time I travel by plane to another country I always have weed on me. Gothenburg, Dublin, Barcelona, Malaga, Edinburgh and Narita, Japan. I don’t mean like kilos of the shit, but enough to know that I’m not going to even go a single day without weed in a foreign country that I wouldn’t be able to pick up in. The only two places I’ve not smuggled weed into are JFK and Bangkok. JFK because I was there on work and knew I could get weed in NY and Bangkok because I didn’t want my hands chopped off or whatever. Oh wait, that’s a lie. I did bring some weed to Bangkok I think, just a little though.

Aside from the comfort of having weed at your destination I guess there is also a bit of a rush going through security with up to half an ounce tightly wrapped, sprayed and taped to the inside of your boxers. The trick is to compress the weed as much as possible, wrap it in cling film, spray with deodorant or aftershave, wrap again, spray again, then wrap in tape tightly, (preferably masking tape as its paper exterior doesn’t really rustle or have any sharp edges). Once it’s well cocooned, tape it to the inside of your boxers about an inch down from the middle of the waistline. That way when you put your jeans on it’s kind of below your belt buckle and above your dick. That’s a total no-go zone for customs officers.

Make sure you have a belt that doesn’t set off the metal detector. I’ve no idea how you find that out, some do, some don’t, but I guess one made of hay is less likely to than one made of bullets. What you don’t want is to be body-searched, because despite your planning, all those years of dope smoke will conjure a paranoid, phantasmagorical cloud of dope and you’ll get convinced you’re going to prison for life. Try not to freak out though, they’ll only find it if you get strip-searched. Once a guy ran his fingers around the top of my belt and I swear I felt his fingers buckle on the top of the package but he then waved me through. I said then I’d never do it again, but hey.

In retrospect I think traveling to Tokyo with three different strains of weed a bit of a risk really. I didn’t have much, maybe 3 or so grammes; some Thai, some normal skunk and this Jamaican sensimilla that was the best weed I ever smoked. I had saved this shit especially for Japan. I was there for the World Cup and I wanted to be there. Like on the fucking bench there. Anyway, I got through Dublin fine and Paris as well. About four or five hours of restlessness into the flight though I had an anxiety attack or something and was like, “What the fuck am I doing. This is Japan! McCartney only got off on a pardon from the fucking government or something!” So I went to the jacks to flush it: “I’m definitely flushing it fuck it. It’s only a bit of weed, I’m with my dad, if he finds out he’ll fucking flip out.” So I paused Ali, or whatever movie they were showing in 2002, went to the toilet, dropped my boxers and was like, “Hold on a sec, this is a bad move.” I spent about ten minutes talking myself in-and-out of doing it then finally I just said to myself, “Fuck it, fuck them if they can’t take a joke’.

This next bit I remember clear as if it happened yesterday. We went through customs and got our passports stamped. But, before we got to leave we had our baggage checked. That’s cool, it’s in my boxers isn’t it you dickheads? But they had it very well choreographed. There were about eight checkpoints, each had one had an inspector and behind him, a guy on the door who looked like something out of the fucking A-Team. His role was maybe to detect any odd behaviour from people holding illegal substances, like me. My dad was just ahead of me, but by this point I was fucking retarded; tired, disorientated and now a bit prang. My dad turns to me and says, “Hey, you got any contraband on you?”, I’m like, “Er, yep, you?’ He turns to me and says, “Sure.” We got to the front of the queue and the guy looked at us, and then pulled out this massive flashcard. It was covered in all types of gnarly mushrooms, “Got any of these in you luggage?” he asked. Man, I almost fucking wet myself while shaking my head. They looked in our bags and off we went, weed in my boxers and hash in my dad’s Johnny-pocket.

Recently though I’ve been more reluctant about taking a lot of weed with me as there are sniffer dogs at a few airports. But, to be honest I’ll always have that cheeky gramme or two hidden away, ready to be puffed in a non-smoking hotel-room with a wet towel at the bottom of the door and the air-con on full. Really, taking personal amounts of weed through customs is fine if you know what you’re doing, just don’t try bringing back a 100 grammes from Amsterdam in your luggage. Even if it is vacuum packed.

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The Best Way to Travel With Marijuana (And Not Get Caught)

So you want to bring your pot on vacation. Of course you do!

Even if you happen to live in a state that legalized medical or recreational marijuana, there’s a good chance that the place you’re traveling might not be so progressive. Plus, there’s the tricky issue of getting your goodies from point A to point B. The last thing anyone wants is to get smacked with a giant fine — or jail time.

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Traveling with marijuana doesn’t have to be complicated. The best way to avoid getting caught? Be cool, man. Times are changing, and a little marijuana isn’t that big of a deal anymore. Right now, recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and medical marijuana is legal in 29 states. A 2017 Gallup poll shows that 64% of Americans supported the legalization of marijuana.

Editor’s note: Federal law prohibits transporting marijuana by plane or by car. By doing so, you are taking a major risk and breaking the law. You do so at your own risk.

How much weed can you fly with?

The key to traveling with marijuana is simple: don’t be greedy. Packing a little jar of weed isn’t going to set off any alarm bells, but transporting several pounds it almost guaranteed to get you busted. Practice self-control and use your common sense. Typically, one-eighth or less will slide past security just fine.

The best place to hide your weed is in your carry on.

Trying to check your weed in your bag is a terrible idea. You could become the target of a random bag search and the results would be disastrous.

Instead, keep your small stash in your carry-on and hope for the best. Typically, TSA agents are looking for bombs and liquid bombs, which is why the rules for transporting liquids are so strict. They’re not after your weed — they just want to keep everyone safe on the plane.

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Here’s how to hide weed when you fly:

  • Joints — Put them in a pack of cigarettes with regular tobacco sticks.
  • Bud — Hide it in a bottle of ibuprofen underneath the pills and cotton.
  • Edibles — These are the easiest thing to fly with. Gummies can go in a gummy bear bag. Cookies can go in a Chips Ahoy package. You get the picture!
  • Wax and oil — You can hide these in candy bags also, just be sure any liquids are less than 3 ounces.

The most important thing about getting through security with marijuana is to make sure everything complies with the rule for liquids. It’s not a guaranteed way to get your stuff through, but it’s your best chance for sliding past TSA undetected.

You can sneak your weed through airport security without getting caught

Getting weed through airport security is a lot easier than you even realize. There are stories of people traveling with marijuana who forgot they had it and somehow breezed right past TSA without getting caught — even though they didn’t try to hide it!

Here’s the other thing that should make you feel better about traveling with marijuana: even if you do get caught, no one is calling the DEA and putting you in jail (probably). TSA is on the lookout for bombs and weapons, not a little dimebag of bud.

What happens when you get caught with weed on a plane?

If you get caught, the worst that will happen is security will make you toss your marijuana in the trash with your unauthorized yogurt and then proceed through the line.

There is a chance that you could be referred to law enforcement and may even miss your flight, though. It’s best to proceed with caution and assume that this might happen. Of course, traveling to and from states with more lenient marijuana laws makes a big difference. The TSA agents in Denver are a lot less likely to care about your weed compared to other places.

A TSA agent searches a bag. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Can airport scanners see your weed?

The thing about airport scanners is that they’re checking for very specific contraband — weapons, bomb materials, and excessive liquids which may be liquid bombs. They are not hunting for drugs.

There is no way for the scanners to detect and identify each individual item in your bag. If you take the proper precautions to camouflage your stash, chances are it will sail right through the security scanners as long as it complies with TSA guidelines.

It’s a real risk to drive with weed.

The weirdest thing about traveling with marijuana is that it’s easier to transport it via plane than it is to drive around with it. Part of the problem is that police officers often target out-of-state plates — especially from states with legalized marijuana.

If you do choose to bring your weed in the car on your road trip, stick with gummies or vape pens so the smell doesn’t give you away. But if at all possible, skip driving with your stuff and just buy it when you reach your destination instead.

Here's how to bring weed onto your vacation.