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It has always been illegal and people have been arrested for smoking it in the open. I always love the faces of the tourists being arrested at Schiphol airport or in front of the Central station in Amsterdam for smoking weed. It is a global misconception that in Amsterdam it is as free as smoking cigarettes on the street. The principle has always been, what ...


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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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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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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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Optimal 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't give a blanket statement about that. All depends on where you come from, where you're declaring, what you're declaring, your composure and behaviour, whether the officer(s) you're dealing with are in a good mood or not, etc. etc. etc. I'd suspect the TSA goons in the US to be a lot less likely to just let you go than many a customs official in the EU, ...


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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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No issues as long as you put it in your checked luggage. Refer to Health Information for Traveler page. Remember to pack extras of important health supplies in case of travel delays. This is especially important for items that may be difficult to get at your destination, like prescription medicines. Note that for special medicine/equipment like ...


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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 used to tie the zips of my backpack together with my hair, thinking that if notice the loose hair being broken my luggage would have been tampered with. On one occasion the hair, binding one zipper was broken, so I went to customs to express that I suspect somebody went through my stuff. There was nothing wrong with my luggage, but the custom officer also ...


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There are next to no regulations for transporting medication, unless it involved pressurized gas canisters or other hazardous cargo. There are, however, plenty of regulations for what you can import into any given country, and since the rules vary so widely, it's important to read up on each country individually. (This includes any countries you're passing ...


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I've been to India several times. There are some dangers associated with it (as there are with any places on earth). That being said India (at least the parts I've traveled in) seem fairly safe. I'd only feel uncomfortable if I were a woman traveling by myself (I can elaborate on that if you wish). Other than that the biggest problem one typically faces ...


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This is largely my personal opinion, with some somewhat related experiences thrown in, but may catalyse some useful thoughts on the subject. You need to personally look at specifics based on drugs and country. I'd imagine that declaring what you were carrying , if in doubt, would in most cases avoid problems. I may be wrong. Tylenol is unlikely to be ...



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