BY TOM ANGELL
Thanks to Oregon’s marijuana legalization law that went into effect last week, pot-possessing passengers traveling through Portland International Airport won’t run into any police problems, as long as their flight stays within the state and they don’t toke up while up in the air.
“If their ticket shows that they’re traveling within the state and they have the legal allowance of marijuana, then they’re free to travel with that,” Steve Johnson, media relations manager for the Port of Portland, told local NBC affiliate KGW-TV.
There are five other airports in the state that adults over 21 can fly to while carrying an ounce of less of cannabis. But flying out of state, even to another legalized jurisdiction like neighboring Washington State, is discouraged. And smoking while on an airplane remains prohibited.