Medical marijuana is now on the TSA’s list of things you can bring on a plane in your carry on baggage or checked baggage, according the federal transportation security agency’s website.
The website notes, “The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.”
The agency’s website adds, “TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other drugs. In the event a substance that appears to be marijuana is observed during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.”
The website’s explanation was first noted by marijuana reform activist Tom Angell on Twitter.
Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, and pro-pot activists have kept a close eye on the Trump administration’s statements and movements on the substance. The Obama administration was largely hands-off when it came to legal marijuana.
President Donald Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has repeatedly noted he opposes legalized marijuana.
During a press conference earlier this year, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said there is a “big difference” between recreational marijuana and medical marijuana.