California Man Changes Flight 510 to Flight 420

By | January 24, 2012

43 year old Adam Blumenkranz of Los Angeles was arrested at Newark’s Liberty Airport Monday after he was discovered smoking marijuana in airport restroom on JetBlue flight 510 from Fort Lauderdale to Newark.  Blumenkranz, who was somehow unaware that smoking of any kind is prohibited on aircraft, tried to show his medicinal marijuana card to demonstrate his behavior was permitted.  Instead, he was arrested and charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, as not only may one not smoke on an airplane, but marijuana remains an illegal substance federally and in New Jersey. Also, unclear how the TSA, despite its self-proclaimed, extra-legislative skill at detecting drugs, managed to allow this through. Next time,Blumenkranz should probably book his ticket on Flight 420.