Traveling with CBD: What to Consider When Traveling by Air

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Aaron Cadena

Aaron Cadena

Mar 13, 2019 · 5 min read

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CBD Laws and Regulations

In the United States, public transportation, including the airport, is regulated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Previous TSA Policy on CBD — Bad

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Updated 2019 TSA Policy on CBD–Good!

Hemp-Derived CBD vs. Marijuana Derived CBD

Hemp and marijuana are both varieties of the cannabis plant; however, they are classified differently under the law due to their concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in cannabis.

Can You Bring CBD On a Plane?

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Tips For Traveling With CBD

If you’re planning on bringing CBD on your next flight, here are some easy tips you can follow to make sure you prepared.

#1 Research the States You Are Travelling From and To

While hemp-derived CBD is legal under federal law, some laws and regulations will vary from state to state, and certain states have strict laws against CBD regardless of its source.

#2 Review The Certificate of Analysis (COA) of the CBD Product

Poor manufacturing practices can lead to low-quality CBD and inaccurate cannabinoid content. Even if a product’s label displays that the product is “THC-FREE,” it may actually contain THC, making that product illegal.

#3 Properly Package the CBD Product

Like other aqueous products, liquid-based CBD products (oils, lotions, etc.) must meet the requirements outlined by the TSA. Travelers can bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes that contain less than 3.4 oz of liquid each in a carry-on bag.

#4 Traveling with CBD Internationally

Due to the precarious legalities towards hemp, marijuana, and cannabis in other countries, traveling internationally with hemp or marijuana-derived CBD is not advised.

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