The holiday season is coming up, and Denver International Airport will be mobbed with travelers...travelers heading into the state who are eager to try some legal Colorado cannabis, and others who're already wondering the best way to consume cannabis before getting on a crowded airplane and flying out of Colorado. In fact, one reader just asked our Stoner if edibles are a good way to combat the boredom of flying.
Yes, say most readers, but they also point out that edibles can help with other flying horrors, including chatty neighbors, crying babies and tiny seats.
I always take an extra large edible for flights. Kinda goes without saying.
Advises Scott Z:
Why not? I'd make em indica edibles...don't want to start cleaning the cabin, now. Take a backup Xanax if possible in case you get jittery...
Takes the edge off of being cramped with people who are annoying you.
I take some on a long flight. It puts me to sleep and I don't have to tolerate the airline a$$holes.
Yes, otherwise I will jump off the plane because your screaming baby won’t stop on my cheap red eye I expected to sleep on!!!
Everyone saying just take a nap is definitely under six feet.
Yes!! I’m terrified of flying! The best flight experience I ever had, I was stoned on an edible, and turbulence was actually funl You have to be smart about it, though;don’t try an edible you’ve never had before or go crazy with the dosage.
But then there's this from John:
If you have to ask, then NO. Locked in an aluminum tube with 300 other people for 3 or 4 hours is no place to experiment.
Marie has another suggestion:
This, and so many other airline issues, can be solved with a pair of headphones.
Keep reading for our Stoner's answer, and more coverage of marijuana and travel:
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"Ask a Stoner: Will TSA Find My Edibles?"
Our Stoner's advice: Make sure your tolerance and experience with cannabis are strong enough to handle being high while getting through security (it’s totally legal to be high at DIA, but you can't possess any pot there, so people still get the willies) and then sitting on an airplane. For some people, cannabis only adds to anxiety, and edibles tend to peak mid-flight because of their digestion time, which can be good or bad depending on how big of a stoner you are.
If anxiety isn’t an issue, then it really depends on what kind of flyer you are. If you like to watch half of a movie and pass out, then smoke. The high will start declining shortly after lift-off, and it’ll make even the shittiest of airport sandwiches tolerable. Edibles are more for listening to music, chatting it up with the person next to you, or getting all the feels from an intense in-flight movie. Just be careful about dosing if you’re inexperienced, because nobody wants to realize they ate too many edibles when they’re 30,000 feet above the ground.
What do you think about consuming edibles before flying? Post a comment or email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.