Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to head off to your favorite destination for some well deserved rest and relaxation. Whether you’re planning to travel just a few hours from home or across the country, one item you don’t want to leave behind is your CBD.
But before you hop on a plane, there are some things you’ll want to know when traveling with CBD. Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind so that your travels can go on without a hitch.
Is It Legal to Travel with CBD?
Over the last few years, there’s been a lot of changes in regards to the legality of CBD products. In 2018, the Farm Bill was passed, which legalized hemp-derived CBD products on a federal level. In recent years, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has also changed its rules to allow travelers to bring hemp-derived CBD products on the plane.
However, there is still some confusion and gray areas. So, if you’re planning to travel in the near future with CBD gummies, oil, capsules, or any other product, you’ll want to plan accordingly.
Know Dosage Limits
When traveling, it’s important to bring only the allowed quantity of CBD. Remaining within the prescribed limit makes it much easier to clear security checks. Most states only allow up to a 30 day dose or 150g.
This means that you can’t bring your total CBD arsenal with you. If you pack more CBD than allowed, you may face security challenges and possible legal repercussions. If you’re caught with more CBD than allowed, it will be confiscated by security agents.
You’ll also want to keep in mind TSA travel restrictions for liquids. All liquids in your carry-on must be 3.4 ounces or less. This is especially important if you’re bringing CBD oil with you when traveling.
Keep Documentation in Your Carry-On
Currently, passengers can only bring CBD products on the plane for medicinal and recreational use. This means that you should be ready to produce any documentation regarding your CBD products if asked. For example, if you’re bringing CBD oil on the plane for medicinal reasons, you’ll want to keep your prescription handy, along with the associated medical certificate.
While it’s unlikely that you will be asked, it’s better to be prepared with the proper documentation just in case. This way you can get through security checkpoints without any kind of hassle or confusion.
Bring the Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Because the CBD industry isn’t regulated by a federal agency, there is no guarantee as to what a product contains. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, legal CBD products must be made from hemp and must contain no more than 0.3% THC.
However, the fact remains that companies can advertise that they meet these standards, but what matters most is what’s found once a product is tested. Quality, transparent brands have their products tested by a third party lab.
After being tested, a product is given a certificate of analysis (COA). A COA products all of the important insight into a product’s makeup, including:
- CBD levels
- THC levels
- Existence of other plant compounds
- Existence of solvents, heavy metals, etc.
For travel purposes, what’s most important is that the CBD extract is derived from hemp and that the product contains less than 0.3% THC.
Research Laws in Your Destination
If you’re traveling overseas, it’s especially important to research the laws that apply to CBD in your destination country. While many countries, such as Canada, France, Italy, Australia, and the U.K. have legalized CBD, this isn’t true for every place in the world.
Whether you’re traveling to a new country or to another state, it’s extremely important to know which laws are in place in terms of carrying and using CBD products. You don’t want to ruin your vacation because you brought CBD into a state or country where it’s illegal!
Take the time to thoroughly research any applicable laws. And if you’re unsure, it’s best to err on the side of caution and leave your CBD at home.
CBD is a travel necessity, especially if you want to make the most of your vacation. CBD can not only keep you calm and relaxed in flight, it will also keep you balanced once you arrive at your destination.
Make sure you follow these tips and tricks, along with any applicable rules, to ensure you’re lawfully traveling with CBD.