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Police say L.A. man smoked pot on Jet Blue flight

January 24, 2012 |  5:32 pm

Marijuana cardThe power of the medical marijuana card does not extend to the skies, apparently.

That’s what Adam Blumenkranz discovered when he reportedly lighted a marijuana pipe on a Jet Blue flight from LAX to Newark, New Jersey.

Blumenkranz, 43, of Los Angeles, reportedly ducked into a lavatory before lighting the pipe, authorities said.

Police met Blumenkranz at a terminal gate in New Jersey after the flight landed, and he was taken into custody.

He is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia, authorities said. 

Blumenkranz told police that he did not believe he had done anything wrong because he has a California medical marijuana card. Smoking  – tobacco or otherwise – has been banned on any U.S.-based flight since 1990.

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Photo: California medical marijuana card. Credit: California Department of Health Services
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