In fact, there are only a few Asian countries that are CBD-friendly, including:
Australia was one of the countries in which different states had different laws regarding CBD. Fortunately, as of 2020, the usage of CBD for medical purposes is legal, as long as it contains less than 2% of other cannabinoids. However, you can possess or buy CBD only with a medical prescription.
However, South Africa is the only country in Africa that clarified its position and laws on CBD. In May 2019, South Africa changed its medicines law, which now allows you to consume 20 milligrams of CBD per day. Additionally, it must contain less than 0.001% of THC and less than 0.0075% of total CBD.
The Asian continent is famous for its countries’ strict policies and laws. Therefore, taking your CBD to Russia, Singapore, or Japan could be a bad idea — penalties range from head-spinning fines to jail time. China, on the other hand, has a booming CBD industry, but deems illegal any usage, selling, or buying of CBD in the country.
In the African continent, the CBD market is still non-existent. Therefore, it is incredibly difficult to find out which laws apply there. Although many witnesses said that smoking cannabis is frequent across Africa, it is still not clear whether it is illegal or not.
Since I am travelling to or from the US and CBD is legal, I can always carry CBD oil in my pocket or purse, right?
The official policy in the US is implemented by the TSA. Its website states that “ 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 per cent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA.”
Why Do People Travel with CBD Oil?
CBD refers to cannabidiol, and it is the second most common ingredient in marijuana. Although CBD is a primary component in medical marijuana, it is only acquired from the hemp plant. The hemp plant and marijuana plant are in the same family. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD has not shown evidence of dependence potential or abuse, and there has been no evidence of public health issues attributed to the use of pure CBD.
Other Countries in Europe
The policy allows TSA’s goals to match the federal government’s regulations. You can only fly with CBD oil if it contains 0.3% THC or less, and it is derived from the hemp plant. CBD oils are mainly extracted from the hemp plant because the hemp plant contains a high CBD content and low THC content, which is mainly 0.3% or less. The trait allows manufacturers to grow and process the hemp plant with minimal problems in most parts of the US. Customers can enjoy the health benefits associated with CBD without worrying about getting “high.”
Planning a trip, but not sure if you can take CBD oil with you? Keep reading to find out if you can fly with CBD oil in Europe, America, and Canada, and for our top travel tips for frequent flyers.
If you fly regularly and can’t be without CBD oil, we’ve put together some top tips to make travelling as straightforward as possible.
The legality of CBD oil
Both medical and recreational cannabis are legal in Canada, and there is no limit on the amount of THC that a CBD product can contain. Even better, you can safely travel with up to a 30-day supply of CBD. However, CBD oils carried onto an aeroplane will be subject to your airline’s limit on liquids (usually 100ml in Canada).
However, the situation in the US isn’t as straightforward as it appears. While state law may accept CBD oil, local decisions can still conflict with federal regulations. As such, it is always a good idea to research the local laws of the specific state you’re flying into.
If you cannot be without CBD oil, make sure you thoroughly research any applicable regulations. You can always contact an airline or security agency directly to ask what their stance on travelling with CBD oil is, especially if guidance is lacking online.