Flying with CBD
Let’s face it - we love to fly. Even with COVID, people are still taking precautions and taking advantage of great vacation prices. But what about flying with CBD? Should I pack it and hide it, or is it legal to take it with me on a plane?
CBD is exploding on the market - thanks to its proven ability to enhance well-being and treat a variety of conditions, including:
In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about flying with CBD (spoiler alert - it is legal!). Keep reading to learn everything from packing your CBD to security checkpoints, as well as international flights.
Is CBD Legal?
It can sometimes be confusing, especially as CBD laws differ by state. But, yes, CBD is legal. In 2018, congress passed the Farm Bill Act, making CBD legal. The law stipulates that the CBD you buy must contain 0.3% or less THC - the chemical component that makes you high. The Farm Bill Act also makes it legal for CBD containing less than 0.3% THC to be transported across state lines.
Can I Bring CBD With Me On A Flight?
As mentioned, CBD legality differs by state. Because federal law allows the possession of hemp-based CBD under 0.3% THC, state laws take a back seat. But it can be confusing as some state laws differ from federal law. Most states agree with federal CBD laws, but it’s still best to make sure your CBD is devoid of THC over 0.3% THC when traveling.
However, one thing the TSA will check for is the amount of CBD you bring with you on a flight. Current guidelines include the following:
- CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC.
- CBD oils, lotions, creams must be less than 3 ounces.
- Vape pens can be brought with you in your carry-on, but not in your checked baggage.
International Flight Guide: CBD
To make it less confusing, here’s a CBD guide by country if you plan on traveling internationally.
Mexico: No, you cannot take CBD into Mexico, but you can purchase it legally once you’re there.
Canada: Cannabis and CBD are illegal to bring into the country.
Latin America: Laws differ by country. Brazil, for example, allows CBD to be taken with you if it’s under 0.2% THC.
Australia: Only if you have a medical prescription.
Europe: Yes. CBD travel is generally accepted as long as it’s under 0.3% THC.
Asia and Africa: Both continents are strict about not allowing CBD, except for India.
Middle East: You do not want to travel with CBD here. Full stop. One unlucky traveler from the U.K. was recently sentenced to 25 years in prison for possession of CBD.
Why Take CBD Before You Fly?
CBD (cannabidiol) works in conjunction with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) to produce a calming effect. The ECS is a complex physiological system that regulates all your nervous system functions - including mood, appetite, and stress responses. When flying, especially in the COVID age, stress can affect your immune system negatively.
To help reduce anxiety, CBD is a potent therapy to bring with you on a flight. In a recent study, researchers determined that CBD effectively and “conclusively” treated anxiety in the following conditions:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Parkinson’s Disease (P.D.)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
How To Buy CBD Before Flying
When buying your CBD, make sure and check the company’s website for a lab certificate. A lab analysis statement ensures the product you’re buying is legal and under 0.3%. To be safe, print out this statement and take it with you when you fly.
Because state and international laws differ, you may consider bringing a THC-Free CBD product with you. Eden’s Herbals has a lab form for our THC-Free product, as well. Finally, research the state laws and the international laws before flying to ensure you know exactly what type of CBD you should bring with you.
Can I Fly with CBD Gummies?
CBD gummies are legal in the U.S. When traveling, it’s generally OK to take CBD gummies with you on a flight. However, size and packaging rules do apply, so make sure and determine how much you want to take with you beforehand.
CBD gummies may be the best option for flight travel, especially in the U.S. CBD gummies are very discreet and made to look like ordinary gummy candy. They’re also easy to stash in a Ziploc bag, making them even less obvious. Plus, you get all the benefits of CBD without having to put oil under your tongue on a bumpy ride.
In general, the TSA is not actively looking for CBD but may come across it in a routine bag check. Unless you’re in the Middle East, there’s not much to worry about unless you are in possession of marijuana or CBD with a high THC content (over 0.3%).
Follow a few of the following tips. If you’re still concerned, you can always leave the CBD at home and purchase more when you get to your destination. To help you unwind, consider adding a CBD sleep aid after you arrive at your destination. Our potent blend contains CBG and CBN, two powerful sleep enhancers derived from the hemp plant.
- Bring your company’s lab reports along with your CBD.
- Do your research beforehand. Laws differ by country and state.
- Carry your prescription card if you have one.
- Make sure your CBD is under 0.3%.
- Please arrange to have your CBD shipped to your final destination (we offer discreet shipping!).
*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.
All of the articles on this site are written by 3rd party content providers, expert bloggers or doctors not directly affiliated with Eden’s Herbals.
Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA approved.