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Here’s a more light-hearted explanation from TSA’s Instagram:
Again, only hemp-derived CBD oils (with THC levels below 0.3 percent) are legal to fly with or be taken across state borders in the U.S.
Other FAQs About Traveling with CBD Oil
You can get CBD oil in your coffee, buy CBD oil bath bombs, CBD oil lotions, and even CBD oil dog treats. It’s a buzz-worthy topic in the health and wellness space, but many travelers are left confused about its legality, especially when they’re considering taking certain products on a plane or traveling internationally.
Can you have CBD oil in national parks?
Irie Bliss also makes a CBD Pain Balm stick (similar to a deodorant stick) that can be applied as a roll-on for quick application. And Jules Battel NP-BC for the GreenNurse Group says she’s, “a big fan of the tiny sublingual oral spray”.
Bauchner recommends other alternatives like Yooforic’s Hemp-Oil Infused Chewing Gum, and Organic Hemp Oil Tincture as they don’t require a vaporizer to consume.
Marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products including cannabidiol (CBD) oil are still illegal under federal law and won’t make it through government screening, says Carrie Harmon, a TSA spokesperson. But CBD products made from hemp, which contain no more than 0.3% THC, are legal under the Farm Bill of 2018. THC is the component in marijuana that produces a “high.”
CoAs are listed on manufacturer’s websites. Or, once the product is purchased, the QR code on the label should be scannable, taking customers to the product’s webpage and the CoA. A CoA will list the percent of CBD and other cannabinoids, when it was tested, and the name of the lab that tested it (outside labs are preferred to company testing, experts say.)
At the Airport
Who gets the final word? The TSA website posts: The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.
Gary Avetisyan, co-owner, Topikal CBD, Los Angeles.
Citizen Truth: “What is a CBD Certificate of Analysis (COA) (And How to Read It).”
If you fly with CBD within the U.S., the rules are pretty simple. If you fly with CBD internationally, the rules are not so simple.
There are other considerations, though, if you want to fly internationally.
Yes, You Can Fly with CBD in the US
“ 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% THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA.”
Also, make sure to keep products in their original packaging. That way, if a curious TSA agent does happen to stop you, you’ll be able to clearly and easily identify what you’re carrying.
That’s why we recommend leaving CBD at home if you’re planning to fly out of the United States.