Before Your TSA Screening, Check Out These CBD Travel Tips
By now, chances are you’ve heard a few news stories about people being arrested for traveling with CBD oil. For instance, Walt Disney World recently made headlines after detaining a great-grandmother traveling with doctor-approved CBD.
Despite CBD’s immense popularity, there’s no uniformity on how different states, countries, and (apparently) theme parks treat this substance. To make things even more complicated, CBD products could be interpreted differently depending on how they were produced or how much THC they contain.
Although hemp legality is a constantly changing topic, we’ll do our best to explain the do’s and don’ts of traveling with CBD. However, before we get into the nitty-gritty of traveling with CBD, we first have to go over the distinctions between CBD and THC.
CBD vs. THC: Clearing Up The “Canna-Confusion”
Both CBD and THC are unique compounds (aka cannabinoids) that can be found in the cannabis plant. The most significant difference between these chemicals is that THC is psychoactive — meaning it will make you “high” — and CBD is not.
It’s also worth noting that “cannabis” refers to the plant genus of which hemp and marijuana are variants. So, while it’s correct to say both hemp and marijuana are “cannabis,” you can’t use “marijuana” and “hemp” interchangeably.
Although hemp and marijuana might look similar, they have incredibly different chemical profiles. While marijuana is often bred for high THC levels, hemp always has low THC and high CBD.
Yes, these distinctions might be a tad confusing, but they are crucial from a legal perspective. Keep in mind, the 2018 US Farm Bill defines hemp as containing no more than 0.3 percent THC. So, under federal law, any hemp-derived good that has less than 0.3 percent THC is legal.
The TSA’s official website also clearly states that CBD oils with no more than 0.3 percent THC are legal per federal law. Only marijuana and cannabis-infused products that don’t meet these guidelines remain illegal substances.
So, Is CBD Legal On Domestic Flights?
Technically, you can fly domestically with hemp-derived CBD products, provided they fit the guidelines listed above. However, you should always verify the CBD laws of whatever state you’re traveling to before doing so.
Even though CBD is legal per federal law, each state has its own policies on the subject. For instance, some states like Iowa and South Dakota still have outright bans on CBD goods. Other states may have certain restrictions on the types of CBD goods that can be consumed in their borders.
To be on the safe side, double-check the current laws in whatever state you’re traveling to so you know how CBD is treated there.
Can I Travel Internationally With CBD?
If you thought traveling with CBD domestically was tricky, just consider the complexities of traveling to another country! Yes, some nations have lenient laws on CBD products, but other areas are not CBD-friendly.
Just like traveling domestically, it’s crucial to research CBD laws in whatever foreign country you’re visiting. If you have any doubts about bringing CBD outside of the USA, it’s best to leave your CBD goods at home until the legal situation clears up.
Why Is CBD Fantastic For Frequent Flyers?
Now that you know about the legality of traveling with CBD, you may be wondering why you should put up with all of this hassle. First off, CBD is superb for anyone who may feel a tad anxious while flying. Many studies now suggest that CBD has natural anti-anxiety properties, which makes it a potential remedy for pre-flight jitters.
In addition to CBD’s anti-anxiety potential, there’s also some evidence CBD could crush sleep issues. If you’re traveling to a different time zone, CBD goods like our Deep Sleep Capsules might help you overcome jet lag.
You Can Trust Our CBD On Your Next Trip
We take great pride in using the highest-quality American-grown hemp in all of our products. We’ve also gotten each of our products third-party tested and have posted the detailed lab results listed on our website. All of our products contain 0.3 percent or less THC.If you have any more questions about our testing and/or lab results, feel free to reach out to us.