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Vaping Across Borders: 4 Tips When Traveling with Vaporizers
For jet-setting vapers, leaving their dry herb vaporizers behind when traveling isn’t really an option. Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or adventure, vapers need to get their vaping fix whether from loose leaf, tobacco, or other herbs.
Not knowing the ins and outs on how to travel with a vaporizer can instantly ruin a vacation or turn a business trip into a headache. Imagine being pulled to the side in an airport by a bunch of TSA personnel confiscating your vaping kit.
For vapers who are taking off soon, here are a few tips on how to travel with your vaporizer pen safely and with the least amount of hassle:
According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA): “The FAA prohibits these devices in checked baggage: Battery-powered E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person). Check with your airline for additional restrictions. Remove all electronic cigarette and vaping devices from carry-on bags if checked at the gate or planeside.”
TSA rules clearly allow dry herb vaporizers to be flown in an aircraft provided that it’s in a carry-on luggage. However, vapers are still advised to call their airlines to double check. When going through airport security, it is also advisable that vape pens are scanned with other electronic devices such as mobile phones.
Now, it’s time to tackle the elephant in the room: is it legal to travel with loose leaf?
The first thing that needs to be considered is whether loose leaf is legal in the destination state or country. If it’s not, vapers should just leave their loose leaf at home and consider other alternatives such as a CBD oil cartridge.
That said, the TSA is not 100% clear whether it’s legal for travelers to carry loose leaf with them. According to the agency, they are focused on finding contrabands that could compromise security such as weapons. They don’t necessarily search for drugs and if they find loose leaf, they will call law enforcement to decide what to do.
It seems that the best course of action for vapers is to just leave their loose leaf stash at home. If traveling to a state or country where loose leaf consumption is legal, research in advance to find a good supplier in the area. Another option is buying from a local supplier after landing.
While traveling, vapers should know where using vaporizers is and is not prohibited. For example, vapers trying to vape within the United States should be aware that national parks are governed by federal laws, not state laws. So, while it might be legal to vape loose leaf in that state, it’s illegal to vape in national parks.
When traveling, vapers should look into accessories that will improve their vaping experience as well as protect their vaporizers from the elements. For example, cases can protect vape pens while power banks can extend the usability of vaporizers on the go.
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In the meantime, do you have other tips on how to travel with a dry herb vaporizer? Post them in the comments section below.