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Airport Screening Machines and Marijuana: Good Catches?

From December 26 Washington Post: “The full-body scanners in use at 78 U.S. airports can detect small amounts of contraband and hidden weapons, all while producing controversial images of travelers.

The “good catches,” federal officials say, have largely gone unnoticed amid the criticism that erupted over the ghostly X-rays and “enhanced” pat downs. The Transportation Security Administration, which intensified airport screening last month, points to several successes: small amounts of marijuana wrapped in baggies, other drugs stitched inside underwear, ceramic knives concealed in shirt pockets.”

Check out photos of airline travelers busted for cannabis here.

With over 1,000 of these high tech scanning devices deployed at airports by our Reefer Madness-loving federal government, cannabis consumers need to pay special attention when attempting to travel with their medical or recreational cannabis supply.

Question: Do you feel safer knowing that the feds are spending billions annually on technology that is largely used on busting passengers with small amounts of a dried vegetable matter that possesses strong healing and mild psychotropic properties?

Answer: I’ll bet hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow doesn’t feel any safer after getting popped by TSA scanners for a little bit of ganja earlier this month.

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Depends. Do you live in a Medical Marijuana state? Do you have a prescription / card?

If so, keep the dank on you, wrap it in a copy of your prescription and pass it through the XRAY machine inside your carry on. If they find it, they can make a snap judgement to call cops and detain you till the police arrive to determine whassup. If you live in an anti marijuana state, then you already know what can happen to you.

Also depends on the quantity of dank you are thinking about. Stick to quantities less than the medical limits in NV and your home Medical Marijuana state.

The carry on screeners aren’t / shouldn’t be looking for drugs, unless they pose a threat to flight safety. Should they find them, then reread paragraph above.

Checked luggage can be screened at any time for any reason by sniffing dogs of any ilk, and humans, so if you go that route, ( I don’t recommend) keep it airtight and non suspicious looking from an x-ray point of view. Think, if it were x-rayed, would it look suspicious that a deodorant bottle has a whole bunch of loose plant matter in it. etc.

If found in checked baggage, they may just confiscate, or they may call the cops. Lots of anxiety till you get to LV NV, and that can make you look suspicious.

Shoes… ummmmm ever heard of the shoe bomber? They usually make you take off your shoes and put them through the x-ray by themselves. I don’t know what they would do if they found shoes in your carryon, but that would depend if they found your shoes with an x-ray.

If you refuse the body scanner, you get a full pat down, and they might open your bag. So keep it in the bag, not on your body and the bag will go through x-ray.

I’d say, keep it thin, orient it in your bag so that when viewed from above (carry on on belt, looking down) it doesn’t look suspicious. Although they may look at bags from multiple angles with XRAY now.

Generally I would guess plant matter is mostly invisible to XRAY, but they can also change the sensitivity of the machine, so don’t give them any reason to physically open your bag.

You can also make it look less appealing if you travel with electronics,. Laptops go on the belt. Power cords, head phones, other things don’t. Put those in a ziploc or two, and then orient the dank near (in xray viewing terms) those things, and then those will hopefully be more interesting to look at.

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If they ask to look inside your bag, they’ll find the electronics ziploc first and may not see your weed stash wrapped in that scarf. Smelling is a different story. Again, what should they be looking for. (I had a friend who didn’t even make it to the screener before someone in line pointed him out due to the strong smell while waiting in line)

Paraphernalia…. papers, apple, buy a pipe and throw away… no metal pipes. ( I watched a guy on the x-ray getting trained, and the trainer pointed out the pieces of my brass screw together pipe and explain what it was to the trainee (that that and that screw together to make a pipe) and then look over at me waiting for my bag… many years ago… they’re not dumb, they’ve seen it all, like most cops)

And hey, if you can get weed easily at home, THEN DON’T BRING THE LEFTOVERS BACK WITH YOU.

Also note, Las Vegas and Nevada have some pretty strong anti drug laws, which are selectively enforced, but can be harsh when enforced.

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Anyone have any issues getting seeds or cannabis through the scanners at the airport? I went through with a pack of cigarettes one time and it set off the alarm. could that have been the cellophane or the tobacco? The NSA dude said it was the tobacco.
Anyhow, I’ve got to get these seeds to my final destination with me cause I don’t have a mailing address yet? Should I be concerned?

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Im pretty sure they wouldn’t set of the alarms if you concealed them in your pocket or something
If you wrapped them up and put them in your bag through the x-ray scanner, i’m pretty sure they would stop you.
In the uk you can set up a post box for yourself if you don’t have an address maybe the same applies in the country your planning to get too.
One word of advice, dont try it if your coming or leaving from taiwan and them asain places.
You’d be giving up the rest of your life : p

Dirty Harry
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All packs of cigarettes I have ever seen had a tinfoil wrapper inside. That’s metal and depending on how sensitive the metal detector is set, that can set off an alarm.
I have went through airport checks wearing my dog tags. Some, but not all, of the walk through scanners alerted to the metal.

As far as “sniffing” types of scanners, I think there are searching for vapors that come from explosives.
Put the seeds into normal everyday things the TSA people see. Inside ball point pen bodies and such.
As stated, be careful where you pass. Some places lock you up for life and others just kill you.

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I think i’m just going to put them in my pockets. I’m just being freakin paranoid. Thanks for the advice.

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If you do put them in your pocket, put them in a “back” pocket that does NOT PULL OUT!! like your front pockets do. Some jeans have a “coin” pocket in the front right pocket. you can use that tinny pocket too.


I had some seeds down my pants and went through Dubai. I made sure I wore the same clothes I had on for other times when I had gone through the airport scanner, and triple checked my pockets. This time I totally forgot about my watch and it set of the metal detector. The guy waved me through and did a pretty thorough pat down. I pointed to my watch and he sent me on my way. Needless to say I almost crapped my pants but I told my self to stay cool. Next time I mail my stuff, not Midnight Express for me!

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I’ve noticed that other countries aren’t quite as anal as the US unless you are going to the US, but arab countries still seem to be relaxed more than asian countries.

growin miguel

could you put seeds into your check in bags? do the TSA people scan those bags? im takin a little bit with me on the plane and im reallly paranoid about actually having it on me when i pass through the scanners

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yeah, let’s carry weed with us to the airport. where now they’re starting to use x-ray scanners than can see THROUGH clothes and into your anal cavity in pretty good detail.

sounds like a great idea.


lol, I had to do this last week and was super sketched about it too, because I never had before. I just put it in a baggie, lined it in my pants waist line, and walked through the metal detector. If you don’t look like a sketchy mofo, the smell isnt bad and make sure you have absolutely NOTHING that could set off the detector, you’re pretty much golden. DON’T be a retard and put it in your shoe, though. You have to take your shoes off through security. But then again, i’m a girl. And a pretty darn dumb and innocent looking one, at that. Soo, goodluck!

edit: BTW i would NOT put them in checked baggage. I didn’t want to leave my portable i-olite vape behind, and I didnt have time to mail it so I just cleaned it out and stuck it in my checked bag. After I got back and a few days later, I found a printed note from the airline that they’d searched my bag. Amazingly though they hadn’t bothered the vape or even the little glass jar that had evidence of left over kief, lol. anyway- NO CHECKED BAGS

noober doober
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yeah, let’s carry weed with us to the airport. where now they’re starting to use x-ray scanners than can see THROUGH clothes and into your anal cavity in pretty good detail.

sounds like a great idea.

Not entirely true. If you have a large metal object in your ass, yes that will show lol. seeds under your balls or in your ass will not. I made it through a full body xray with just over an 1/8th this summer with it tucked tightly between balls/taint/legs. For a little more info, see my response in the obove thread asking a similar question.

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I have friends that work for TSA so I know. Metal sets it off but the cigarette foil won’t by itself. The combination of foil, zipper, small belt buckle, etc will. Seeds won’t do anything, won’t set off baggage scanner or metal detector. Even if you have seeds in your bag they won’t care and it won’t set off the xray.

People get caught with drugs because they try to hide it. Example, one dude had weed wrapped in aluminum foil and stuffed down his pants. Had he just had the weed stuffed and made sure to get rid of all metal (and was not a selectee pax who are always searched) he would’ve been straight. False bottoms, fake books, all that looks suspicious on xray so it’s gonna be checked. Any uniformed organic material will look suspect on xray, so don’t go with a pound wrapped tight because if it’s dense enough it’ll look like explosive material and will be checked.

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Best bet, just put it down your pants, make sure it’s not metal so to cause an alarm. If you are selected to be checked, the metal from your zipper will cause a beep from the hand wand so practice at home, if you can pat down where you stuff it with the back of your hand and not feel anything unusual you’re straight. And if you already don’t know, don’t put it in your shoes or socks.

Airport x-ray scanners and seeds?

no they won’t die but it may trigger growth, if they are in your pants or you are smuggling them in your shorts, ouch, you may get the bean stalk phenomenon in your jeans! that would look silly at the airport.

actually, if they do show up and there is some keen eyed inspector, you better make sure the place you are going allows for seed distribution – hopefully, its just to toronto to see the leafs get womped again.

Eephus Man

They won’t die but be aware that you could go to jail for smuggling plant material if its an international flight. Don’t mess with customs

Eephus Man

They won’t die but be aware that you could go to jail for smuggling plant material if its an international flight. Don’t mess with customs

Maybe things are different up North there, but when’s the last time you heard of anyone going to jail for bringing back seeds (or fruit) from common vegetable varieties?

I used to bring back enough liquor to kill a small town from corners of the Caribbean (including, GASP!, Cuba) and the worst that ever happened was customs would pour it out. The second worst was that they’d take it home and drink it.

Invasive species? Maybe a fine.


Yeah, just “play dumb” and they will most likely just confiscate items like that. You could always mail some to yourself as a back up plan as well.

Eephus Man

Yeah, just “play dumb” and they will most likely just confiscate items like that. You could always mail some to yourself as a back up plan as well.


My plan was just to act ignorant if asked. From what I found out from research, typically it isn’t a problem as long as it is under 1kg of seeds. They are really concerned with farmers importing seeds in large amounts, or marijuana seeds in any amount.


Depending where you go, customs can be very strict and for good reason where plants can become invasive or you could be spreading diseases etc.. You probably won’t go to jail but people get punished for this all the time, even members here.
I remember warning NagaJolokiaaddict once, and he got busted but got let off with a warning I believe. If you do get caught, good luck next time you go through customs


Yeah, I guess I should elaborate, by “not a problem” I mean no federal jail time! Not trying to say you wouldn’t receive a fine or deportation. It is generally not a great idea.


Yeah, just “play dumb” and they will most likely just confiscate items like that. You could always mail some to yourself as a back up plan as well.

I know of one country (new Zealand my original home) where anything plant based that is not declared starts as an instant fine no warnings nothing and no excuses. Not huge money mind you but enough to buy 80 or so packs of seeds . hardly worth it . and depending on the severity of offending (ie what it is you are trying to bring in) can be up to $100000 or 5 years jail. But for seeds 400-500 dollar instant fine on the spot.