It’s legal to bring CBD gummy products in your checked luggage if you can prove the THC is under 0.3%.
Can you travel with CBD? More specifically, is CBD allow on planes? Currently, the answer is a bit complicated. While the Farm Bill of 2018 made hemp-derived CBD with .3% THC or less legal at the federal level, and products can be sold and shipped to all 50 states—there are a few things you need to know before you travel with your preferred supplement or CBD products.
Things get even trickier when traveling internationally as every country has different laws regarding both marijuana and hemp-derived CBD. It’s best to err on the side of caution and not to bring CBD with you.
International Travel Is Even Trickier
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. (See the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334.) TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law to local, state or federal authorities.
The TSA recently updated their guidelines in terms of accepting only hemp-derived CBD with .3% or less THC in both checked and carry on luggage. The guidelines as of 11/19 state:
If recreational marijuana is legal in your state and you are traveling with marijuana or hemp-derived CBD, without crossing state lines—go ahead and travel. You should also be ok if traveling from one state to another that have both legalized marijuana. For example, driving or flying from California to either Washington or Oregon. Where things can get tricky is if a state has not yet legalized marijuana and their state law prohibits CBD, or if their CDB laws are unclear. State law always trumps federal law, which is why a record number of both national and international travelers have been arrested for any THC products this year—mostly while passing through customs. Some travelers have even been convicted of a felony drug offense for having federally legal .3% THC. And don’t be tempted to put your product in another container, as drug tests only test for the presence of THC—not the percentage, so keep products in their original container.
TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.
TravelLatte: “Traveling with CBD.”
The TSA’s updated regulations allow passengers to legally bring these products on board:
“Any good brand should be able to show you the CoA,” agrees Gary Avetisyan, who is co-owner of two Topikal stores in the Los Angeles area selling CBD products. That way, he says, it will be clear there is no THC or it is below the required 0.3%.
Citizen Truth: “What is a CBD Certificate of Analysis (COA) (And How to Read It).”
Earlier this year, officials arrested a 71-year-old woman at the Dallas/Fort-Worth International Airport in May after finding CBD oil in a carry-on. She spent two nights in jail.
Gary Avetisyan, co-owner, Topikal CBD, Los Angeles.
In addition, the FDA recently warned companies that adding CBD to foods or dietary supplements is illegal because it has not been declared to be GRAS, or generally recognized as safe.
That’s the copy and paste answer that the TSA is giving these days for CBD oil.
When you are flying federal law applies, even if you are not leaving your state.
you are not permitted to pack the vape pen in your checked bag. This is because of the risk that the battery can catch fire. Vaping devices, including those being used for CBD vaping, are required to be packed in carry-on bags.
Flying Internationally With CBD Oil Or Other Cannabidiol Products
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But can you fly with CBD oil? Is it legal to take it on to a plane?
Flee wanted to bring CBD infused gummies to help with anxiety when flying.
Let’s take a look at the rules.