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[*] posted on 12-4-2018 at 07:18 PM
MMJ in San Felipe?


Traveling there for a month with someone who has the MMJ card in AZ. Since crossing the border with it is highly advised against - is it possible to purchase there in San Felipe?

I've read that the laws allow for 5 grams of marijuana so this would be legal?

Traveling to Texas through border patrol we've always just taken it with us, made sure the car wasn't smelly and been polite with the agents. Having dogs in our car has been helpful too, and we've never had issues even with the Border Patrol K-9's present.

Any personal experiences with this?





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[*] posted on 12-4-2018 at 08:01 PM


I assume this is weed card? While laws have been relaxed
in Mex, not sure this applies to tourists nor doubt the Mex
Army at the Hwy checkpoints have been advised. Still illegal
under Fed US law, can't figure that one out. Never seen
a Mex drug sniffing dog. I would be paranoid with weed in Mex,
one would probably face a stiff amount of mordida $$$,
never been offered weed in San Felipe, but I'm sure it is
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[*] posted on 12-4-2018 at 09:12 PM


About six moths ago my pot-head friend and I drove from TJ to Todos Santos . Well at a few of the federally's check points they were all over us asking "where is the POT" and searching away.
Luckily they didn't find any.

I have heard that it was legal also (for small amounts) BUT I believe that if you get caught with any you will be paying a high price.




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[*] posted on 12-5-2018 at 12:00 PM


At the 1000 this year one of our chase guys was at the 3 Poles check point in SF. They found a little bud between the seat and center consul and when he picked up the mag light that was there, he noticed it wasn't quite as heavy as it should be. Bingo, the whole thing was stuffed with weed. About 15 minutes of interrogation ensued along with a pocket check which his back up stash was found too. They were convinced they had found everything after unloading the whole bed of the truck and going thru all bags and boxes and they were on their way. He figured no paperwork or arrest was made because the military guys needed to up their stash. YMMV of course.

On a separate note, going from SF to Ensenada this past May, I did get the dog treatment at Ojos. I've seen a dog at check points before, I think it has always been the same dog, but that is the first time I have seen or heard of a dog search down there.




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[*] posted on 12-5-2018 at 01:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bajazly  
At the 1000 this year one of our chase guys was at the 3 Poles check point in SF. They found a little bud between the seat and center consul and when he picked up the mag light that was there, he noticed it wasn't quite as heavy as it should be. Bingo, the whole thing was stuffed with weed. About 15 minutes of interrogation ensued along with a pocket check which his back up stash was found too. They were convinced they had found everything after unloading the whole bed of the truck and going thru all bags and boxes and they were on their way. He figured no paperwork or arrest was made because the military guys needed to up their stash. YMMV of course.

On a separate note, going from SF to Ensenada this past May, I did get the dog treatment at Ojos. I've seen a dog at check points before, I think it has always been the same dog, but that is the first time I have seen or heard of a dog search down there.




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[*] posted on 12-5-2018 at 03:00 PM


So it sounds like on the southbound route from Phoenix to San Felipe we most likely won’t encounter dogs but of course it could always be the first time.
My travel partner just wants to bring the wax medical oil anyways. If we get stopped at the border crossing by CBP I’ve heard it’s just referred to the Attorney Gen of that state who typically does not prosecute in such cases anyways. Once in Mexico since it’s decriminalized for small amounts anyone know the worst case outcome?
It’s frustrating that there is no official data on this...
I will make note to keep it out of the Mag Lite :)




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[*] posted on 12-5-2018 at 06:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bajazly  

On a separate note, going from SF to Ensenada this past May, I did get the dog treatment at Ojos. I've seen a dog at check points before, I think it has always been the same dog, but that is the first time I have seen or heard of a dog search down there.


Once, out of a several hundred checkpoints, they walked a dog around my truck. I didn't have anything to set it off but at the time I assumed it was just for show and they were trying to get a rise out of me. I would think if they actually had trained dogs we'd see them more often. Much more efficient than peeking into an ice chest.
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[*] posted on 12-5-2018 at 08:21 PM


Just be safe, Don't bring it . Unless you like Mexican prisons.
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[*] posted on 12-6-2018 at 04:29 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Perceburzr  
Just be safe, Don't bring it . Unless you like Mexican prisons.


Thanks Percebuzr, that really cleared things up.... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:




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[*] posted on 12-6-2018 at 08:00 PM


Wolfpack, you need to realize that whatever the laws are in Mexico, with regards to possession, there is little recourse if a cop or a checkpoint military commander decides to enforce laws the way he wants. It happens.

It's very difficult to get any certainty in Mexico. That's part of the problem and part of the appeal.
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[*] posted on 12-7-2018 at 08:58 AM


I'm guessing you would be OK with small amounts of edibles or oils that had no labels. The authorities would be looking for bud unless they are getting wise to gringos bringing down a different kind of stash.



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[*] posted on 12-7-2018 at 09:06 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Hook  
Wolfpack, you need to realize that whatever the laws are in Mexico, with regards to possession, there is little recourse if a cop or a checkpoint military commander decides to enforce laws the way he wants. It happens.

It's very difficult to get any certainty in Mexico. That's part of the problem and part of the appeal.


I'm thinking this isn't one of those times where it's not better to ask for forgiveness instead of permission...




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[*] posted on 12-7-2018 at 09:33 AM


Quote: Originally posted by wolfpack  
Traveling there for a month with someone who has the MMJ card in AZ. Since crossing the border with it is highly advised against - is it possible to purchase there in San Felipe?

I've read that the laws allow for 5 grams of marijuana so this would be legal?

Traveling to Texas through border patrol we've always just taken it with us, made sure the car wasn't smelly and been polite with the agents. Having dogs in our car has been helpful too, and we've never had issues even with the Border Patrol K-9's present.

Any personal experiences with this?



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Dope stashed away in some "hidden" package screams SMUGGLER on detection.
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[*] posted on 12-7-2018 at 09:42 AM


Quote: Originally posted by wolfpack  
is it possible to purchase there in San Felipe?

Any personal experiences with this?


This experience is not "personal", and not very recent, but my co-worker in Anchorage spent thousands getting his son out of a Mexican jail (not San Felipe)!

The son arranged to purchase pot from a street dealer, who brought it to his hotel room. Upon leaving the hotel, he was arrested on the street, and after a discussion they went to a bank instead of jail.

After maxing out his available funds, he was sent on his way, and the cop even gave him back the pot. Cop number two arrested him right away and since he no longer had any funds to tap into, the second arrest involved jail, a judge, a lawyer. and a whole lot of hassle!





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[*] posted on 12-7-2018 at 09:57 AM


Was this in TJ or Rocky Point?
I had a friend who on her 21st birthday had a very similar experience in Rocky Point. She arranged to buy it from bartender who sent a person to her hotel room. After buying the MJ my friend was smoking a cigarette on her balcony and “police” were pounding on the door. When she didn’t open it the hotel staff opened it for them.
This was a group of 3 - 21 year old girls that seemed to be set up by the bartender. So when people have advised to purchase it in Mexico I’m not going to take that route.
Also as a disclaimer (I’m sure this doesn’t matter either way if arrested) I’m not trying to smuggle a large amount - this is <5 grams for personal use of THC oil to be consumed via vaping over the course of a month long trip. My spouse was in a bad auto accident requiring eye surgery when the airbag deployed to remove his cornea and has some visual/neuro issues that cause pain with different lighting situations.

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Quote: Originally posted by wolfpack  
is it possible to purchase there in San Felipe?

Any personal experiences with this?


This experience is not "personal", and not very recent, but my co-worker in Anchorage spent thousands getting his son out of a Mexican jail (not San Felipe)!

The son arranged to purchase pot from a street dealer, who brought it to his hotel room. Upon leaving the hotel, he was arrested on the street, and after a discussion they went to a bank instead of jail.

After maxing out his available funds, he was sent on his way, and the cop even gave him back the pot. Cop number two arrested him right away and since he no longer had any funds to tap into, the second arrest involved jail, a judge, a lawyer. and a whole lot of hassle!





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[*] posted on 12-7-2018 at 10:06 AM


Is it just impossible to not go on a Baja trip, without using???

Seriously, Baja is a "high" all on its own... no illegal drugs needed.

Mexico is a different country, so to expect your "legal" pot to be ok to have and use in Mexico is very far-fetched.

Why risk all that can (and has) happened by violating their laws or giving cops there an open opportunity to ruin your trip?

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[*] posted on 12-7-2018 at 10:09 AM


What could possibly go wrong???
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[*] posted on 12-7-2018 at 10:11 AM


The set-up was not TJ, or Rocky point, it was one of the mainland Pacific tourist spots further south.

What was amazing to me, is that the kid accepted the pot back from a known shake down artist!




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[*] posted on 12-8-2018 at 09:05 AM


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[*] posted on 12-8-2018 at 10:32 AM


You can probably purchase it down there. Why would you risk being caught traveling with it?

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