Cannabidiol (CBD) products are now in the mainstream and continue to skyrocket in the medical and dietary supplement market due to its wealth of healing properties. From offices, wellness spas, dispensaries, cafes, to grocery stores, many different products are emerging left and right.
One of the herb’s many forms includes oil, edibles, creams, isolates, and more. While it is not an all-cure medicine, many people from different parts of the world want to reap its health benefits and various applications in improving our health.
That’s why it is quite tempting to pack a stash of this wondererful plant. However, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) may not be up to speed on the differences between hemp CBD and medical cannabis products.
In spite of CBD products being legal in the United States, the federal regulations concerning the chemical compound remain in constant flux. That means slipping CBD-infused products in your carry-on may spell some trouble for you if you’re not careful.
Tips for Traveling with CBD Products
Tip #1: Examine Your CBD Oil
All CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC are good to fly on air. Anything going beyond the set standard is classified as marijuana, so be sure that your CBD is well-tested and packaged with the manufacturing labels fully readable.
Tip #2: Pack Your CBD Oil with Your Liquids
Airline policy in different states allows passengers to bring one quart-sized clear bag of liquids like pastes, gels, creams, and CBD products as part of their carry-on weight. You can stack up on the items so long as it is within the limit of 100 milliliters, or about 3 fluid ounces. This is highly recommended for folks who need immediate access to healthful relief while traveling by air.
Tip #3: Research the Laws in Your Layovers and Destination
CBD products that are derived from hemp plants are 100% legal under federal law, though some regulations vary depending on which state. Even if the source is from hemp, some states are more strict pertaining to CBD products. That’s why researching the rules and regulations in both the state you are departing from and traveling to/through is crucial for your security with the law.
Tip #4: Review the Certificate of Analysis (COA) of the CBD Product
CBD products that are legal to board flights must contain THC less than 0.3%, that’s why you should be on the lookout for its ingredients and COA before purchasing any oils, tinctures, or more.
You will find these Certificates of Analysis, or lab reports, on each product on our site within the product description under the title: Test Results.
For your safety, never buy CBD from a black market source, a random gas station, or other untrusted sources, as poor manufacturing sources can result in CBD with inaccurate content, in spite of labels claiming to have X amount of CBD, or for it to be free of THC.
If you wish to take your caution up a notch, it’s in your best interest to bring a print-out of the product’s lab report to showcase to the TSA in case authorities ask for verification.
CBD Laws and Regulations
Many aspects of public transportation in the United States is regulated by the TSA, which is a federal agency run by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Specific drugs and items are prohibited to board the aircraft, one of which was medicinal marijuana back in 2017.
The TSA used to view CBD as part of marijuana, which is strictly illegal to bring on airlines due to its complex laws and irregularities. However, CBD is also derived from hemp, which was legalized by the federal agency in 2018 under the Agricultural Improvement Act. Currently, the TSA does allow for CBD oil products to be brought with you on domestic flights.
This recent update on the 29th of May 2018 states that medicinal products like CBD products are allowed in the flight so long as it meets the standards and is derived from hemp. Be sure not to skimp out on this detail as marijuana-based CBD is considered as an illegal substance on flights, so keep in mind that you can only bring hemp-derived CBD in your travels.
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