Cannabis of any kind, even medical, even in states where it’s legal, falls under federal jurisdiction when an individual goes through a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint. At that point, the person enters the federally controlled territory of the airport, the aircraft, and its airspace. And cannabis and most cannabis-infused products are illegal under federal law.
At this point, the answer is no. Bringing any cannabis product with more than 0.3 percent THC on an aircraft is against federal law. However, even though federal regulations trump all others while airline passengers are beyond a TSA checkpoint, the laws are changing rapidly . Check the laws of your departure and arrival cities, as well as their airports and airlines that you plan to use to know exactly what the situation will be.
Unfortunately, flying with medical marijuana is also a violation of federal regulations, but some states allow medical cannabis reciprocity . This means patients with medical marijuana cards can enjoy similar privileges when they’re away from their home state, although they may have to apply for a new card valid only in the state they are visiting. At the time of publishing this article, the following states offered medical card reciprocity:
Can You Fly with Edibles?
However, the circumstances and amount allowed differ from state to state. For example, Arizona does not allow visitors to patronize dispensaries, although legally they may consume it, while Hawaii allows visitors who have applied for an in-state card to purchase up to 4 ounces of cannabis (per 15-day period) from certified dispensaries. Be sure to do your homework before you travel.
According to the TSA , the only cannabis-related products that are legal (in either carry-ons or checked baggage) are those that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC or medication that has been approved by the FDA.
For instance, while Massachusetts law allows a person to carry an ounce of cannabis at a time, the law itself makes the point that it is illegal to use any form of it (smoking, edibles, even vaping) in public or on federal land. Despite the legality of small amounts, if the TSA discovers your edibles during an airport security check at Boston Logan International Airport , they may contact the Massachusetts State Police at their discretion.
Let’s take a look at the rules.
Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA. TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law to local, state or federal authorities.
TSA CBD Oil Rules & Regulations
When it comes to CBD they seem to be playing it a little bit cautious. They simply copy and paste the same answer again and again and they don’t elaborate.
@AskTSA on Twitter
But can you fly with CBD oil? Is it legal to take it on to a plane?