CBD products with less than 0.3 % THC are legal in the United States since December 2018. However, there are several unclear regulations surrounding CBD that make traveling with CBD in a plane a matter of concern. There are several questions CBD users ask before they travel with CBD in the United States.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, products that contain hemp-derived CBD are legal and travelers can bring CBD products on a plane. It is important to note that marijuana-derived CBD products are still illegal and not approved by the TSA.
Here are some of the important things you need to consider while traveling with CBD in the United States.
Where Is Your Destination?
Hemp-derived products are legal under federal law since 2018. Therefore, it is legal to use CBD products that contain less than 0.3 % THC. However, each state has different cannabis laws and in some states, CBD is still illegal regardless of its source. Therefore, it is extremely important to do thorough research on the CBD laws of the state you are planning to travel to.
The Certificate of Analysis, or COA, is an important document that you need to carry if you are traveling with CBD. The certificate contains valuable information like the quality of the product, THC content, CBD content, etc. You should take a print out of COA and have it readily available during your flight, in case the airport security asks for it.
Pack The CBD Product Properly
Liquid CBD products like CBD oils and CBD tinctures should be packaged properly when you are traveling with them on a flight. The air pressure can cause the liquid to leak out from the bottle. Travelers are only allowed to bring a quarter-sized bag of liquids, gels, creams, etc. and the amount of liquid contained in each carry-on bag should be less than 0.3 oz. Also, make sure that you do not pack the CBD products as if you are hiding it, as this may raise suspicion.
Traveling To Other Countries
It is not recommended to travel to other countries with CBD products because of the precarious legalities towards cannabis products. In some European countries, hemp and marijuana are legal and if you travel to those countries with CBD products, you may not face any legal actions. However, if you are caught with CBD in countries like Saudi Arabia or Iran, you may face severe criminal punishment.