So my brother and I will be taking a cross country trip soon. He is moving to either New York or Pennsylvania for a job and grad school. We'll be leaving from California and we will probably be going by Las Vegas, Nevada, then Arizona, then I'm not sure after that specifically, but he mentioned Oklahoma and Texas will be on the way too. Some of you might be wondering why we are not taking a more direct root to the northeast which there certainly is a good one that goes straight there....but we wanted to avoid snow and the like as this will provide difficulties to our journey. Anyways swim is planning on bringing a quarter ounce of the finest dank buds cali has for the trip fo sho. But there is some worry in not only my brother's mind about this but mine as well. How safe will it be to carry weed across interstate lines through some of the places/states I mentioned? Do they ever stop you on the side of the road and randomly search you? I know that would be unconstitutional but this is post patriot act america so I'm worried they can try to nail us. Well even if they decided to search, it's unlikely they will find anything as swim plans to hide the bud very tightly in a bag and put it at the bottom of the back. We are less likely to toke in the car but even when we do we are probably going to smoke somewhere outside the car just to be safe. But there maybe one big problem. And really at heart there would be only one thing I would really be worried about to the point of dissuading me from even taking the dank buds across state lines and the country. The worry I am referring to is of course drug dogs. Drug dogs are the only ones that can really smell the bud, and I would be quite worried if I saw any. Are drug dogs going to be a big issue at interstate checkpoints and in other states? I know that even pot pipes are illegal in places like Arizona, so I would want to avoid smoking as much as possible while we pass by there. I'm not sure what exactly the laws are concerning pipes in other states, but I certainly won't want to take many chances in Texas either. So I need to know what I need to worry and watch out for during this cross country trip. What should I be careful of? How often will drug dogs be around? What else should I keep in mind during this journey? Is it worth it for me to bring bud on such a trip or do any of the risks make it not worth it?