Time to get prepared for your next flight. You’ve got everything with you that you need except for your CBD oil. Flying with CBD takes a little bit of planning.
It can be somewhat complicated because the rules on it vary so much from state to state. Where it might be legal in your state, in another it might be illegal unless it contains only a small percentage of THC. In some places around the world, you might end up facing criminal charges if you’re found with it.
Even if you’re traveling to a place where it’s legal, there are still certain packing regulations you have to adhere to. Check out this guide to learn more.
Is Traveling with CBD Oil Legal?
Technically, the possession of marijuana and cannabis-infused products such as CBD is illegal to carry with you in an airport. Since TSA doesn’t screen specifically for CBD, you might be safe but if they do find it, they are obligated to tell the local law enforcement.
If you’re in an airport in a state where CBD use is legal you’ll run into fewer problems. You should also be fine if your CBD is derived from hemp. Otherwise, you’re going to have to practice a little bit of caution.
Here are a few tips that will help your travel plans go as smoothly as possible.
1. Do Your Research
Under federal law, as long as the product you’re carrying is derived from hemp, it’s legal CBD. The problem is that some states have strict laws against it. It doesn’t matter what the source is.
To this end, it’s important that you do your research before you hop on the plane. Read up on the regulations for the state you’re leaving from and traveling to. If you’re going to be traveling to one of these states with strict laws, it may be better to leave your oil at home.
2. Pick Up Travel-Friendly Options
Things may go a bit easier for you if you choose travel-friendly products such as gummies and capsules. Not many people are going to question them because they look like any other food or medication. They’re also simple to carry, unlike liquids.
For example, all liquids, it doesn’t matter the type, can’t exceed 3.4 ounces according to TSA regulations. If you vape your CBD, you can bring that on the plane with you but it has to go in a carry-on. Due to the lithium batteries, it can’t be checked.
3. Keep it in Your Carry-On
It’s a good idea to always pack your CBD products in your carry-on. This way, if you do get stopped by the TSA you’ll be there to explain yourself and show them any documents from a doctor that states that you’re allowed to have your CBD oil with you. This brings us to our next point.
4. Bring Documentation with You
Many people take CBD for medical reasons. If it’s been prescribed to you, ask your doctor to provide you with documentation before you leave.
If you have any sort of paperwork that states where you bought the products along with its level THC content and extraction method, bring that with you as well.
5. Handle Your CBD with Care
Venturing away from the legalities for a moment, it’s important that you always handle your CBD with care. Depending on where you’re going, it might be difficult to get replacement oil, after all. Don’t toss your bag around the plane.
If you have things in your baggage that might squash your CBD, put it in your carry-on and keep it beside you throughout the flight. Put a change of clothes in your carry-on bag. This will help pad your glass bottles so they don’t clank together and break.
Tighten the lids on all your products before you put them in your bag. You don’t want to arrive at your hotel only to realize that your oil has leaked all over your other belongings.
If you want your CBD to arrive in the same condition that it was in when you left, you’ll need to keep it stored in a dark, dry place. If your oils get overheated at all, they’ll be ruined.
6. Package it Properly
According to TSA guidelines, you can bring a quarter-sized bag full of liquids with you. Your oil will need to go in this bag along with your creams, gels, and aerosol cans. Again, the bottles can’t contain more than 3.4 ounces of liquid.
It’s important that you don’t try to hide your CBD oil in your bag. That will make you look suspicious and bring attention to you.
7. Traveling with CBD Internationally
The legality surrounding marijuana is shaky at best in many countries. It’s for this reason that it’s recommended that you don’t try to bring your CBD on the plane with you if you’re going to be traveling Internationally.
If you try and bring it with you and are caught, you may suffer serious consequences such as jail time and other forms of criminal punishment.
Rules of Flying with CBD
Are you going to be flying with CBD? Due to the restrictions of CBD in some countries and states, traveling with it can be a little bit tricky. There are certain precautions that you have to take or you may face legal consequences.
If you know the rules concerning CBD in the state you’re leaving from and going to, and pack your products the right way, you should be able to have a pretty smooth flight.
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