Is CBD Allowed On Planes? Can You Travel With CBD in 2021?
Can you travel with CBD? 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.
TSA Has Updated Their Medical Marijuana
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:
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.
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.
That being said, TSA is not customs, and state law trumps federal law.
State Law Trumps Federal Law
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.
International Travel Is Even Trickier
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.
Should You Travel With CBD?
We know you rely on CBD for relief, but it’s always better to err on the side of caution. When traveling internationally keep the CBD at home, even if it’s legal in the country you are traveling to as it may not be legal in countries you layover in. However, explore your CBD options once you arrive. Until the customs and state law complications around CBD being allowed on planes are sorted out, it is best to leave your CBD at home when flying within the 50 states. That being said, CBD is legal in the US, so go ahead and have your CBD shipped to your hotel or your friend or family member’s house.
If you are wondering if CBD allowed on planes or if you can travel with CBD in 2021, the answer is quite complex. While cleared by the TSA if .3% or less THC not all states, countries or custom agents comply.
Flying with CBD Oil: Can I travel with my CBD?
Get answers to all your questions about flying with CBD oil products in this easy guide.
Many of our customers contact us with the same question: Can I fly with CBD products? The good news is that our customers are free to fly with the complete line of CBD oil products from Medical Marijuana, Inc. from across our brands. That is because all our products are made with low THC hemp, which is federally legal in the US.
The Transportation Security Administration or TSA has language in its “What Can I Bring?” section of its website allowing for products containing hemp-derived CBD, and FDA-approved medications containing CBD, in both carry-on and checked luggage. This is the policy that answers any concerns you may have about flying with CBD oil products.
According to the official TSA regulations website, “Products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA are legal as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018”, confirming that CBD oil can be brought on a plane next time you fly.
This means that all hemp-derived products – like those in the Medical Marijuana, Inc. store – are allowed through TSA checkpoints and on planes. The TSA adjusted its policy to allow CBD products from hemp due to the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill (Agriculture Improvement Act 2018), which legalized commercial hemp products federally and removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.
As long as travelers have CBD in forms that adhere to the regulations in the 2018 Farm Bill, the TSA will now permit it on an airplane. This includes all Medical Marijuana, Inc. CBD products. You can pack CBD oil products in either your checked luggage or your carry on bag. Just remember that the TSA limits the size liquid or gel you bring on your flight.
The TSA limits the size of toiletries that can be taken in carry on luggage to 3.4 oz or 100 ml bottles or smaller. When flying, you simply need to place your CBD hemp oil products in the same one quart zip-top bag as your other bath and beauty products. This limited size only excludes a small handful Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s products.
When shopping for CBD products , be careful to only purchase those that are derived from hemp and not marijuana. While marijuana products might be legal in your own state, CBD products made with marijuana contain too high a level of THC to be taken on an airplane or to other states.
“Possession of marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law,” the TSA’s policy warns. “TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law, including possession of marijuana and certain cannabis infused products.”
The hemp-derived CBD products in our store are exempt from this section of the TSA’s policy because they are made with low THC hemp. Be sure to purchase your CBD products from a trusted source, so you can be confident that they fit all federal laws and TSA policies.
Not only can you fly with CBD oil on planes, but with the exception of CBD vape products from Dixie Botanicals®, our products can all be used on planes as well. The calming effects of CBD can help take the stress out of flying and help you get comfortable, no matter how long the flight. The dry conditions in a plane can dry your skin and lips. Get relief with Real Scientific Hemp Oil CBD Salve.
When traveling with CBD products, be sure to check local and state laws where you are visiting. Although CBD products from hemp are federally legal, some states have specific laws regulating the possession and use of CBD. You can learn more about laws regarding CBD .
You can learn more about CBD, its effects, and the types of CBD products that are available on our CBD Oil Education page, or visit our store to shop our complete line of CBD products .
You are free to fly with our complete line of CBD products. That is because all our products are made with low THC hemp, which is legal in the US.