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Holiday Travel: Can You Take CBD Oil on a Plane?

CBD Oil On a Plane

By now, you’ve probably grown accustomed to your daily CBD routine and don’t want to part with it while you’re out of town for the holidays. So, the question is – can you take CBD oil on a plane? The answer is yes, but there’s a few things you should know first.

We get  why you don’t want to leave your CBD behind. Holidays are when you want to feel your best, which means being as pain free as possible and able to relax. If that’s your goal, then you don’t want to leave your CBD products at home. We’ll tell you all you need to know to bring them with you – safely.  

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What’s Legal and What’s Not: Flying with CBD Oil and Tinctures

Last spring, TSA updated their policies regarding CBD. Prior to this, all CBD was grouped together with illegal marijuana or cannabis products and treated as illegal according to federal law. Well, federal law changed when the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, making some CBD products legal in the U.S. TSA has adjusted their policies to reflect federal law. So, can you take CBD oil on a plane? Here’s how it shakes out.

CBD Products are Legal for U.S. Air Travel If They:

  • Are hemp-derived
  • Contain less than 0.3% THC

CBD Products are NOT Legal for U.S. Travel If They:

  • Are infused with marijuana or cannabis
  • Contain greater than .3% THC

Remember that THC is the psychoactive component of hemp and marijuana that causes a “high,” and it’s found in much higher levels in the Marijuana plant. For more about the difference between hemp and marijuana, check out our article What Does CBD Stand for and What Is It Anyway?

CBD with less than .3% THC has virtually no “high” effect, making CBD products much different than marijuana.

If your CBD meets these guidelines, it’s legal to bring on U.S. flights.

Tips for Traveling with CBD

Tips for Bringing CBD Oil on a Plane – Safely

Before throwing your CBD oil or other products into a suitcase or carry-on bag, check out these tips to make sure your CBD is protected!

Know Your Labels

Check out your labels and look for language like “hemp-derived” and “less than .3% THC”. Be sure to pack CBD products with these criteria only. If you have other types of products, leave them at home, even if you live in a state where marijuana or medical marijuana is legal. Be able to point to these important label features if a TSA agent questions you about the items.  If you have prescription CBD, bring the prescription with you for backup.

Don’t Try to Hide It

Remember, your CBD products are legal, but if you act sketchy and try to hide them in an obscure part of your luggage, you will seem suspicious. At the very least, you’ll cause yourself additional hassle and time. Instead, pack CBD products in your carry-on (most ideal) or in your checked luggage along with your other toiletry items. If you’re not trying to hide your hemp products, you can bring your CBD oil on a plane without incident.

Follow TSA Carry-On Guidelines

According to TSA policy, you’re allowed to travel with one quart-sized clear bag of liquids (including aerosols, creams, pastes, and gels) in your carry-on bag. Each of these containers must be 3.4 oz or less. Include your CBD oils, tinctures, salves, or rubs in this bag, especially if you plan to use them during your travels. Other CBD items can be packed in your checked bag, in a logical place like with your toiletries. Breakable bottles travel best in your carry-on.

International Flights

Your CBD is safe when you follow these guidelines for U.S. departures, but check the CBD laws in your destination country before packing up.

If you follow these guidelines, you can bring your CBD oil on a plane without simply and safely.

Try Traveling with CBD Soft Gels

If traveling with your CBD oils and tinctures sounds like too much trouble, you can always buy a bottle of our soft gels for easier transport. You won’t have to worry about traveling with liquids or broken bottles. Order soon to have them before your travel date!

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