Cancer patient’s medical marijuana seized at airport
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Transportation Security Administration screeners found the marijuana in luggage after it passed through an X-ray machine at Checkpoint B of Indianapolis International Airport at 3:30 p.m., according to a police report.
The marijuana and a black pipe were found inside a pink case, police said. Screeners had searched the bag because the X-ray alarm had sounded.
Starling Wickes, 36, Van Nuys, Calif., told police she had breast cancer and showed them a medical card that confirmed that she was prescribed marijuana.
But authorities told her that though it was legal to possess and smoke medical marijuana in California it was illegal to do so in Indiana.
They took the pipe, marijuana and glass case and plan to destroy it, according to the report.
Wickes was not charged.