Is the Greyhound still pretty laid back? (1 Viewer)

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Okay so I’m doing the Greyhound from OK to NY and I haven’t been on in 8 years. I’m trying to figure out if security has beefed up over the years or if they still barely check your bag? Debating whether or not I should take my vape pen/edibles or not.
 
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Okay so I’m doing the Greyhound from OK to NY and I haven’t been on in 8 years. I’m trying to figure out if security has beefed up over the years or if they still barely check your bag? Debating whether or not I should take my vape pen/edibles or not.
As far as I know and I have been recently on Greyhound, they don't search your bags and for security there's no one there that has a metal detector searching you, etc. Maybe places like NYC? I don't know. I don't see this in Chicago when I go through there.

However, and I can't prove this but heard rumors such as leaving Colorado due the legalization of marijuana the surrounding states will stop a Greyhound bus as soon as it crosses the state line, and search it with a drug sniffing dog. I have never experienced this leaving Colorado and entering the state of Nebraska.

Maybe someone else can add input here. I hope my reply helps!
 

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There is no security anywhere i've ever been on a Greyhound. Take whatever.

Last month i took Greyhound from NYC to Albuquerque. No one wanted to look in my bags. I smoked reefer every single time the bus stopped.
 
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As far as I know and I have been recently on Greyhound, they don't search your bags and for security there's no one there that has a metal detector searching you, etc. Maybe places like NYC? I don't know. I don't see this in Chicago when I go through there.

However, and I can't prove this but heard rumors such as leaving Colorado due the legalization of marijuana the surrounding states will stop a Greyhound bus as soon as it crosses the state line, and search it with a drug sniffing dog. I have never experienced this leaving Colorado and entering the state of Nebraska.

Maybe someone else can add input here. I hope my reply helps!
There is no security anywhere i've ever been on a Greyhound. Take whatever.

Last month i took Greyhound from NYC to Albuquerque. No one wanted to look in my bags. I smoked reefer every single time the bus stopped.

Thanks for the info y’all I appreciate it! If I get nabbed I’ll be back on to warn everyone not to do it.
 

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Only place I ever got searches was leaving Phoenix Arizona heading to Denver. Seemed kind of backwards.
 

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Going from Oklahoma city to NYC, you aren't passing from a legal state to an illegal state, so there should be no border searchers, and those have to be pretty damn rare- there are a lot of buses leaving California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, and Massachusetts every day (i think those are all the states with rec weed stores?).

Also, riding Greyhound is so flaky, unreliable, and prone to stranding you for long periods when the connecting buses don't connect that riding without medications seems foolish. You will be glad you have it. I would not have enjoyed my unexpected 12 hour layovers in Pittsburgh and Grand Junction, Colo. nearly as much without my stash (Grand Junction is one of the few Colo. towns with no weed stores).

Also, earplugs are very useful on long bus rides, for when seated near screaming babies, loud talkers etc., or just to drown out the bus noise and sleep.
 
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Going from Oklahoma city to NYC, you aren't passing from a legal state to an illegal state, so there should be no border searchers, and those have to be pretty damn rare- there are a lot of buses leaving California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, and Massachusetts every day (i think those are all the states with rec weed stores?).

Also, riding Greyhound is so flaky, unreliable, and prone to stranding you for long periods when the connecting buses don't connect that riding without medications seems foolish. You will be glad you have it. I would not have enjoyed my unexpected 12 hour layovers in Pittsburgh and Grand Junction, Colo. nearly as much without my stash (Grand Junction is one of the few Colo. towns with no weed stores).

Also, earplugs are very useful on long bus rides, for when seated near screaming babies, loud talkers etc., or just to drown out the bus noise and sleep.
Thanks, you’re putting me at ease! Last time I made this ride on the Greyhound I did not have anything (bud or earbuds) and it was a nightmare, but it was a while ago. Normally I don’t have to worry about it cause I just drive and sleep in my car, but my poor wheels just can’t handle this trip. So as all humans do I am learning from my mistakes and I am coming prepared this time.
 
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Only place I ever got searches was leaving Phoenix Arizona heading to Denver. Seemed kind of backwards.
Weird, what kind of searches? Like full on scary with dogs or just someone going through your bags?
 

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@Frownsy no nothing intense security just profiled me as potentially having something? Saw some other kid getting busted though. There may have been something going on, because i've rode greyhound long distance over a dozen times and that was the only time. they just pawed around in my stuff nothing extensive.
 
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@IVth Okay cool, except not cool for the person who got busted or you getting profiled that sucks, but I’m glad nothing crazy. I haven’t had to ride it a whole bunch and the only time something like that happened was cause this couple snuck wild turkey on got drunk and started fighting, the cops came on pulled them off and we were back on our way. I’m sure it’ll be fine. Thanks for the info!
 

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Load up on vitamin C and maybe even get some airborne in your system starting about a week before you take that ride all the way up until and through the ride. I haven't taken the bus in decades but I remember every time I did there was someone vomiting and numerous people coughing/hacking up their lungs. You don't wanna be sick right out the gate arriving your destination.
 

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Yes, in soem areas they will run a dog by the bus. Had this happen in LA and El Paso.

Some stations will search you with a metal detector before they let you into the waiting area.

I wouldn't worry about small amounts of weed
 

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I rode from Daytona Beach to Los Angeles with no ID on Greyhound 3 years ago (including a 10-day layover in Houma, LA). Very laid back - although we didn't go through any Cannabinoid states...
 

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Only security I see at Greyhound is the driver may check your ID. I had this happen in NYC last trip. I think you'll have no problem.
 

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I cant say yes or no about that route but yeah there are places where they search your carry on bag but not anything going under the bus(usually). Ive been on a few buses headed north in tx where cops got on at a rest stop and "randomly" searched bags. Also once in houston they were cjeckin people wjth the metal detector and the dumbass in front of me had weed and a pipe in his pocket and they were like..REALLY MAN? They didnt do anything except throw it in the trash and heckle his ass haha
 

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Reno, Denver, Portland, Salt Lake, St Louis, Chicago and NYC all occasionally search bags. I normally would just tuck whatever I had into my socks or belt line, it was never too intense. Had my pack pulled off in Reno once without them telling me because a dog hit on it. Got to east coast with no gear, fun time. When the pack showed up a week later the dirty pipe the dog had hit on was still in it.
 

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ICC and Federal DOT and state means Federal and any amount of weed is drug trafficking when you cross line or use commercial means same
 

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