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As part of a flight crew (I flew for middle east regional for the last 4 years with a B747), I am trained to help my passenger as best as I can. But I'm also trained to stay away from any possible hazard and to not taking extra responsibility whenever I can. Your medication is tied to your survival. That is not something I would gladly accept to be ...


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It appears this is not possible for the Big Three US airlines. In fact, your assertion that "I know airplanes have" refrigerators on board seems to be not true in general. United Airlines: "Our aircraft do not have refrigerators on board, so please plan accordingly." Delta (under Special Concerns: Medicine): "Airplanes do not have refrigerators on board, ...


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That bag would show orange color on an x-ray machine which is the color for organic material (on most machines) and it would be very obvious even between layers of clothing which are also organic but would show a different shade(powder bag would be a very dark shade of orange). If I looked at your bag for a fraction of a second I would most likely pull it ...


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What the law currently says is that "coffee shops" are only allowed to sell cannabis to people residing in the Netherlands (ingezetenencriterium) and can check that by asking a proof of registration from a Dutch municipality (together with a valid ID). This rule has replaced the "weed pass" concept, which has been abandoned, and is in principle valid ...


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The law making it illegal, for foreigners, DID come in, and still stands. However, due to all the controversy, it's changed now and is up to each city to decide how to apply it. As a result, "coffee shops are OPEN in Amsterdam". For a great read on the reasons behind the law, the effect, and the changes to the tourism industry as a result, have a read of ...


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While there are no guarantees, you can always file a claim for redress under the DHS TRIP program (Traveler Redress Inquiry Program). This program is intended for people who, among other things, are: Denied or delayed airline boarding; Denied or delayed entry into and exit from the United States at a port of entry; or Continuously referred to ...


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There are two issues that sometimes get confused: What's allowed on the plane - This is determined by security rules. If a prescription drug is not a liquid that takes you over the liquids limit, then it's allowed. If it takes you over the limit, it's generally still allowed as long as you can prove that it was prescribed to you. Prescription drugs in pill ...


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It's possible that it might cause some concern given that it's unlabelled and white (that dodgy anthrax scare a few years back has done so much damage to air travel...sigh). However, most airports in Europe you just stroll through and don't have to get checked, quite often. If asked to declare, I'd be up front about it and mention it, rather than have them ...


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It's an interesting dilemma to be sure. Normally I pack wire ties into my carry on not the whole bag of them buy just enough to tie the locks on the luggage. They are easily removed with scissors or wire cutters but it does tell you if the bag you have checked in have been messed with since having the exact brand make of the wire ties is difficult at best. ...


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Best decision depends on the circumstances, including reliability of the police/judicial process, your access to a good lawyer, and your personal situation. If you're a reasonably wealthy, respectable-looking professional traveling to the U.S. or Western Europe, your best bet is to alert the authorities immediately, not make any extensive statements, and ...


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Your best bet would likely be to go to Brazil and join a church ceremony. Ayahuasca is legal there for religious use, and there are several well-established churches that use it regularly with a track record of not killing their members, most notably Santo Daime and União do Vegetal. Church ceremonies (and the effects of ayahuasca) can last up to 12 hours, ...


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If you notice your luggage has been tampered with before customs inspection, immediately alert airport security/police/customs agents (whichever is closest). What happens after is impossible to tell. Most likely at the very least your bags will be confiscated as evidence in a criminal investigation. You may also be detained or even arrested at least for the ...


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The general advice when bringing medication is bring it in the original packaging. In the case of the prescription this includes the sticker with your name, doctor's name, date etc. Never just bring two or three loose pills in some other container if you have a copy of the prescription, or your receipt with your name, bring that too if the item doesn't ...


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It's 100% legal now, within some limits. Wikipedia summarizes the situation neatly: Adults aged 21 or older can grow up to three immature and three mature cannabis plants privately in a locked space, legally possess all cannabis from the plants they grow (as long as it stays where it was grown), legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis while ...


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It looks like the retail marijuana outlet closest to the Denver airport is Timberline Herbal Clinic and Wellness Center. That looks to be a ~30 minute drive each way, or more like 90 minutes to 2 hours by mass transit. You might be able to arrange a ride with Supershuttle. But at best you're going to be cutting things close with a 4 1/2 hour layover. If you ...


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Hard to tell. I do take a bunch of prescription drugs that I have consolidated into a single small zip lock bag for travel and that really looked fairly suspicious. No problems whatsoever in a 100+ domestic+international flights. Then again, your bag looks even more suspicious and a lot depends on how you may show up against expectations and profiles. This ...


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I have found some information on city-pilot.cz: There is a partial decriminalisation of drugs in the Czech Republic – However, beware: decriminalisation does not equal legalisation! Possession of drugs for one’s own use is not punishable, that is, you will not go to prison, however, the possession of drugs is also judged as an offence. What does ...


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As a person who travels at least once a month all over the world, I have noticed something, in all airports there must be a toilet somewhere between the airplanes gates/carousels and the customs/immigration counters. The easiest way will be disposing things in the that toilet (if possible) specially if you are in a foreign country and you are not sure of the ...


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Drug smugglers don't plant drugs in innocent people's bags. They have a steady stream of willing volunteers and it is much easier for them to collect the drugs at the far end when they have been carried by paid mules rather than innocent bystanders who might discover the stash and alert the authorities. The drugs are worth a lot of money to the smugglers and ...


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Drug are not universally forbidden. Any drug that is normally controlled in the country you're going to is only allowed in if you meet the controls. Some human medicine is sold "over the counter" (that is, without controls) - aspirin, for example. You can freely bring that into another country where it is also sold freely. Others are controlled in some way - ...


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When you import coca candy from Bolivia into France, they just get confiscated. Hiding them is useless: custom dogs have an extremely sensitive nose. I guess that this is the same for all products that are legal in your departure place but illegal in your destination place, like western women magazines into Iran. I also guess that some products may raise ...


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Since its illegal to use class A drugs anywhere, you cannot use "prescription" as a defense. Moreover, even if you have a legal prescription for a drug that is illegal in the US - you may be charged with a crime. Any Californian with a green card knows that. If you're lucky - you'll just get deported and will have some explaining to do at the point of ...


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Tasmanian Alkaloids offers (or at least used to, I can't find up to date information) a "Beyond Farm Gate Tour". I'd suggest contacting them or the Northern Midlands Women in Agriculture Discussion Group who ran the tour, as they may have contacts for such a tour.


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It is a movie ... BUT ... seriously. If you need to travel with medicine, for human or animals (if you travel with your pet), you should always have the doctor (veterinarian) prescription with you, always carry the drugs in their original containers.


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I've got a lot of prescription medicine that I take, and I travel all over the world. In general: it needs to still be in the pharmacy containers it should be sealed if it's liquid, you may need to declare it at security, before boarding the plane, and show evidence that it's medicinal always bring the prescription with you as evidence that a doctor has ...


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Great question. Most airports have rubbish bins. If you "find" some contraband in your luggage, throw it in the rubbish and keep moving. If there are no rubbish bins, consider using the toilets and flush it. Even if you get caught, you can at least explain legitimately that you did not intend to bring it into the country, which may or may not help your ...


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I would avoid bringing samples of pure caffeine on aircraft because caffeine is somewhat toxic (1-10 g) and therefore is probably prohibited by flight regulations. Source: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/18/caffeine-powder-poses-deadly-risks-2/


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In my experience of travelling through DXB (repeatedly, within the last 6 months, with prescription medication each time), they definitely do not scan all baggage with any kind of 'equipment' that can detect personal quantities of prescription medication. To be honest, I don't think they'll either notice or care. So I think the answer to your question "what ...


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Where Is it Illegal to Import Poppy Seeds? This list is by no means comprehensive as regulations may vary over time. Singapore I would like to know if I am allowed to bring poppy seeds into Singapore for my baking business. Poppy seeds are classified as prohibited goods by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). Any company or person who wishes ...



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