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Flower Alternatives for the Cautious Traveler

Many people regularly travel with cannabis without incident. But those who are too nervous, paranoid, or risk-averse need not deprive themselves of cannabinoids while away from home.

Dispensaries carry numerous options that will not draw attention during any security screening you are likely to encounter, whether you’re boarding an airplane, driving across state lines, or touring by train.

For extra stealth or peace of mind, remove any labels mentioning cannabis or transfer medicated products to a different container.

Topical medications such as creams, lotions, ointments, and salves offer pain relief without psychoactivity. Keep in mind that liquids cannot be carried on an airplane if the container is larger than 3.4 ounces.

Cannabis capsules are convenient and visually indistinguishable from over-the-counter herbal supplements, but they are often extremely potent, so use with caution to avoid overmedicating.

Edibles come in a wide variety of forms, some of which are more travel-friendly than others. Cookies can crumble, chocolate may melt, and honey is often confiscated by TSA for exceeding 3.4 ounces. Candies tend to be a more practical option, but it can be difficult to resist the temptation to eat too many at once, so be sure to pack snacks as well.

Tinctures and sprays allow you to titrate your own dose, and when administered under the tongue, they take effect more quickly than capsules or edibles.

Other uniquely discreet and efficient cannabis products include sublingual strips resembling breath strips, and a calorie-free lozenge called the Trokie.

While you certainly should not attempt to use a vaporizer on an airplane, a vape pen that resembles an e-cigarette, along with the accompanying oil cartridges, should not raise any suspicion, and will provide a welcome puff upon arriving at your destination.

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