Summer is here and the situation with COVID is slowly stabilizing. That means we will be able to travel a little this summer! We’re sure that you can’t wait to take that week or two off and just enjoy a vacation. And for those of you who can’t live without CBD, it is important to know everything about traveling with CBD.
Flying with CBD oil
The issue with international travel is that you have to consider the laws in the country you are flying from, and the country you are flying to. Despite hemp-derived CBD oil being accepted, every nation has a slightly different take.
You can always check the TSA page , where you have everything you need to know about what is allowed on a plane.
“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 the FDA. (See the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334.) TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of the 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.” (TSA, 2021)
In most cases CBD oil is safe to carry within Europe, as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC. While this exact threshold may differ from country to country, 0.2% is low enough to be safe in most locations.
But how can you know for sure if your CBD products contain less than 0.2% THC?
Most CBD products will prominently display their cannabinoid content. Additionally, they will usually point out the fact that their product is below the legal threshold for THC content.
In the United States, regulations for CBD have been put forth by the DEA. Legal CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC—0.1% higher than in most parts of Europe. Many travelers have reported receiving a pass on small variations in concentration.
Both medical and recreational cannabis is legal in Canada. There is no limit on the amount of THC that a CBD product can contain.
Other modes of transport
There is a little more freedom in how much CBD oil you can carry when you aren’t flying, but legal limitations still apply. You’ll need to be aware of the regulations surrounding CBD oil for all locations you’re traveling from, to, or through—no matter how you get there.
Some things you need to know…
Always remember that laws are different in different countries, so with a change in the country, the laws might change too. There is less clarity regarding international rules and regulations about CBD, so when you are traveling internationally do some research on the laws and regulations before you depart.
There are a variety of different ways to consume CBD oil, including topical creams, edibles, and vaping devices. For all edibles, gels, lotions, oils, and other liquids, you should follow and comply with normal TSA 3-1-1 rules when you’re traveling with CBD. While the TSA’s statements make it seem like they are not looking for cannabis products, you’re still subject to search, which could lead to delays at the airport.
If you have CBD products, find the product’s certificate of analysis, or CoA. Print a copy of the certificate of analysis of the CBD product you are carrying. In this way, you have formal documentation relating to the product. Any reputable brand should be able to show you the CoA. That way, if you encounter a new TSA agent or one unfamiliar with all the regulations, you have support.
To sum up, you can take CBD with you, but you have to prepare and do some research before you go. Otherwise, you could have some problems with the authorities. If you have any more questions about traveling with CBD, feel free to contact us at [email protected].