Planes Essay example

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Consequences & Prohibition of Certain Items to Board Planes

April 14, 2014
Policy Analysis Two

Abstract
This paper explores the issue of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)—the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allowing marijuana on planes, medical or not. This paper also addresses the issue of what steps TSA aviation security would follow as a procedure of an individual attempting to or boarding an airplane with marijuana. TSA has a “Prohibited Items” policy that specifically lists items prohibited from airplanes (“Prohibited Items,” 2014). This particular procedure would call for an adjustment in the TSA’s budget plan for the fiscal year 2015. Keywords: TSA, airplanes, FAA, prohibited items, medical
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The question to raise would be: “How could medical marijuana be prohibited on planes, yet not every state has legalized marijuana”? There would have to be some type of federal and state agreement that specifies the consequences, if any, for passengers with marijuana, flying through a state where is isn’t legal and individual passenger could possibly have to step off the plane in that certain state for a few hours. The TSA has a policy that is a great way to enforce illegal acts towards passengers who decide that they will carry prohibited items regardless of harming other passengers, themselves, or not. In 1970, Congress enacted laws against marijuana based in part on its conclusion that marijuana has no scientifically proven medical value. Likewise, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is responsible for approving drugs as safe and effective medicine, has thus far declined to approve smoked marijuana for any condition or disease (“The DEA Position,” 2013). Indeed, the FDA has noted that “there is currently sound evidence that smoked marijuana is harmful,” and “that no sound scientific studies support medical use of marijuana for treatment in the United States, and no animal or human data support the safety or efficacy of marijuana for general medical use (“The DEA Position,” 2013).” The National Transportation Safety Board investigation of a small plane crash near Walnut Ridge, Arkansas,

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