Travel can be a stressful venture, even if you’re going on a vacation to relax. Many travelers find that using CBD (cannabidiol) oil or a CBD-containing product to be a great way to improve their mood and manage their stress during travel. Can you bring edibles like CBD gummies on a plane? While some may stick to a traditional CBD oil or tincture, CBD gummies are an easy, portable way to benefit from the calming benefits of CBD.
Outside of domestic air travel, traveling with CBD gummies may be a bit more difficult. Due to differences in international law, traveling with CBD derived from any source may not be legal. Local law enforcement in another country may classify even small amounts of CBD as an illegal substance. Possession of CBD products could be considered cross-border drug trafficking.
Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to that question. To help ensure you are complying with federal and local laws, it helps to have an understanding of the differences between marijuana and hemp.
Marijuana has a greater percentage of THC and can produce the “high” feeling. In some states marijuana is legal in certain circumstances, but there are limitations to its use.
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Unfortunately, you may not even be safe if you’re flying into the US. In May of 2019, a 71-year-old grandmother heading home from Mexico and passing through Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was arrested for traveling with CBD oil and given a felony drug charge. She spent two nights in the DFW airport jail. At the time, customs officials said laws permitting CBD were still in the process of being implemented.
The TSA says as much on their website :
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If you’re assuming that it’s still illegal to fly with CBD, that’s because the law only recently changed. In December 2018, Congress passed the Farm Bill , which legalized the sale of CBD derived from hemp, as long as the THC level is below that 0.3%.
First, no CBD pre-roll joints. It’s a joint: pungent green flower wrapped in rice paper and twisted on the end. Try explaining the botanical paradox of hemp and marijuana to someone who is very tired and very underpaid.
However, the TSA didn’t comment directly until 2019. That’s when they updated their policy to clarify that yes, you can bring CBD on carry-on or checked luggage.
There are a few exceptions we’ll get into further in this post, but the reality is that yes, you can fly throughout the US with CBD.