More and more smugglers are taking to the friendly skies in an effort to escape California’s saturated cannabis market. An L.A. Times records review shows that arrests at LAX have skyrocketed since legalization. https://lat.ms/2LFMqmv
Police who oversee LAX, Oakland and Sacramento say they are encountering passengers carrying small amounts of pot for personal use, but the number of checked bags stuffed entirely full of marijuana has soared as well.
Popular flight destinations for weed smuggling, according to LAX arrest records, include:
Although cannabis is legal in California, it’s still illegal in the eyes of the federal government, which considers it a Schedule 1 drug on par with heroin, LSD and ecstasy. https://lat.ms/2LFMqmv
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