You're headed out the door - ready to embark on that dream vacation. Everything's packed, and you've made sure to snag some CBD gummies.
But, in case you're heading out of the country, what are the laws regarding CBD gummies?
Am I going to be stopped before I even get on the plane?
After all, CBD gummies are the perfect prescription for taking the edge off and helping you maximize your vacation time, so you definitely don't want to leave home without them.
In this post, we'll cover all the rules for flying with CBD gummies and how you can stay safe and worry-free.
And before you leave, don't forget to check out our 100% legal and THC-free CBD Gummy Bear options - perfect for travel and plane rides.
Are CBD Gummies Legal?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is legal as long as it meets two of the following conditions:
- It's sourced from hemp
- It contains 0.3% or less THC
To be clear, CBD and THC (the psychedelic compound) are different cannabinoids. Both are sourced from hemp, which was legalized in 2018.
Many CBD gummies, like our Eve's Sour Apple, are THC-free, which means there's zero risk of you ingesting any illegal amounts of THC.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urges caution when using CBD, as many companies use impurities when extracting their CBD.
States That Don't Allow CBD Gummies
While legal federally, each state has its unique laws when it comes to CBD. What that means is that you can buy CBD products online, but be wary of which state you plan to travel to when using CBD gummies.
States essentially put 'restrictions' on how, where, and what type of CBD you can use. For example, the CBD you buy from in Delaware must be sourced in-state. Most states, however, allow CBD gummies, especially if they're THC-free.
States with the highest restrictions include:
- South Carolina
Countries That Don't Allow CBD Gummies
While traveling abroad, check first to see what countries don't allow CBD in any form - even THC-free products. While some restrictions apply, many European countries allow for the use and travel of CBD gummies. Australia and Canada also have pretty relaxed rules regarding CBD gummies.
Like the U.S., each country has restrictions and limitations on the type of CBD you're using. Other countries require you to have a medical prescription to use CBD. CBD is heavily monitored in Asia, and you may be severely punished for carrying any hemp-based product.
If you plan on traveling to South America, know that CBD is also heavily monitored there. You may have an easier time traveling to Columbia, however, as the government looks to legalize all forms of cannabis.
Countries to consider leaving your CBD gummies at home include the following:
- Russia (Do Not Tavel with CBD)!
In particular, Russia is stringent regarding using CBD, even in THC-free gummies. Putin's government recently passed Resolution 681, which states that all derivatives of cannabis are considered illegal narcotics.
Can I Take CBD Gummies on a Plane Ride?
Yes, CBD is legal to bring on a plane in many places - as long as it's sourced from hemp. While each State and Country have restrictions, CBD is generally safe to travel on a plane with. As always, check the state or country you're flying to before bringing your CBD gummies on board.
Transporting CBD gummies on U.S. flights will be much easier and less risky than on international flights. If you plan on traveling by plane, you might need to screen your CBD gummies at baggage check or with the TSA.
TSA Guidelines for CBD
The TSA, or Transportation Security Administration, are the folks who monitor all flight boardings. If your CBD gummies are under 0.3% THC, there shouldn't be any worries about getting arrested. According to TSA guidelines, you can travel to any state with CBD - as long as it's sourced from hemp.
How To Tell If Your CBD's Illegal
Of course, all these rules beg the question - How do I know if my CBD gummies are illegal?
The FDA does not regulate CBD, so you, the consumer, need to do your due diligence before purchasing - especially if you're flying. Two factors will best help you avoid buying illegal CBD.
Marijuana vs. Hemp
When buying CBD, first consider the source. Hemp-based CBD is legal. Why is that?
Hemp is one of two varieties of cannabis - marijuana being the other. Unlike marijuana, hemp is low in THC, the compound responsible for getting you high.
After 2018, the Federal Government makes a clear distinction between marijuana and hemp - even though their both forms of cannabis.
So, how do I know if my CBD gummies are hemp-based? Great question - the devil is in the details. A lab report, or certificate of analysis, states precisely how much THC is in your CBD and how it's extracted and sourced and even includes your batch number.
Before you head out the door, consider printing out your lab report, usually found online. If your TSA agent suspects foul play, hand them the lab reports. It might also be helpful to print out the TSA guidelines for the agent as they may not be aware of CBD laws.
Final Thoughts: Flying With CBD Gummies
We provide all our customers with an online lab report, easily accessible by clicking here. If you plan on traveling, don't worry about bringing your gummies with you, except in severe exceptions, like Russia or parts of the Middle East.
Eden's Herbals CBD gummies will help you take the edge off, making your vacation stress and worry-free. We offer 500 mg and 1000 mg, as well as 1200 mg servings of CBD per gummy. OurCBD gummiesare sourced using organic, American-based hemp.
Additionally, we source all our CBD with a CO2 extraction process, which removes impurities and harmful solvents.
If you want to learn more about traveling with CBD gummies, contact Eden's Herbals at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
*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.