Last month, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) posted on its website that “TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other drugs” and also had green check marks next to medical marijuana, symbolizing that persons may travel with medical marijuana. But it appears they have already revised their policy on the matter.
The TSA said they made an error, reports CNN. On the TSA’s website, two green check marks used to be next to medical marijuana. They’ve since changed it to two red marks, symbolizing that persons may not travel with medical or recreational marijuana.
Spokesman for TSA, Michael England, said, “There was an error in the database of a new search tool that is now corrected. While we have no regulations on possessing/transporting marijuana, possession is a crime under federal law. Our officers are not looking for illegal narcotics, but they have to report them to law enforcement when discovered.”
The TSA website now includes the statement: “Whether or not marijuana is considered legal under local law it is not relevant to TSA screening because TSA is governed by federal law. Federal law provides no basis to treat medical marijuana any differently than non-medical marijuana.”
Marijuana is not permitted on any flights, and the TSA has stated that they will report anyone found carrying marijuana to the local authorities.