Can you fly with CBD Oil?

People often ask me “can you fly with CBD Oil?  is it even legal?” The legality of Flying with CBD Oil is a common concern among readers who wish to continue using it while traveling. This is especially relevant as many individuals use CBD oils to alleviate the anxiety and stress associated with flying.

Is it legal, in the US, to fly with CBD oil?

Want to fly with your CBD oil? No problem! Hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC are officially allowed on domestic flights in the U.S. This means you can bring your CBD oil with you on the plane, both in your carry-on and checked bags. The TSA updated their guidelines back in May 2019 in line with the 2018 Farm Bill that made hemp-derived CBD oil products federally legal in the U.S. So now you can fly with your CBD without a worry!

If you’re flying with CBD oil, here are some tips to make your trip easier

To ensure the safety of your fragile CBD oil, it’s recommended to pack it in your carry-on bag. By doing so, you can keep it in a climate-controlled area and reduce the risk of leaks. Although passing through airport security with your CBD oil is generally trouble-free, it’s wise to carry a copy of the product’s third-party lab report as a precaution. Most companies provide easy access to this report on their website. In the unlikely event that an issue arises, the lab report will prove that your CBD oil is hemp-derived and meets the TSA’s guidelines.

Carry-on bags are best for your oil

When packing for travel, remember to treat your CBD oil drops as a liquid and pack them accordingly. Ensure that the bottle containing the drops is no more than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and can fit into a quart-sized clear plastic bag with your other liquid items. Luckily, most CBD oil bottles are only one ounce (30 milliliters) and comply with TSA’s regulations for liquids.

CBD oil and other liquids together

If you are struggling to find space in your luggage for your CBD oil, it may be worthwhile to mail it to your destination ahead of time. Another option is to research local stores at your destination that sell small bottles of CBD oil for your use while you are away from home.

Can you fly Internationally with CBD Oil?

It’s important to note that TSA regulations regarding CBD oil products only apply to domestic flights. When traveling internationally, carrying any type of CBD oil product may still pose an issue, as customs regulations vary from country to country.

Can you fly with CBD Oil? Screenshot from the TSA's website on Travelling with Medical Marijuana

To err on the side of caution, we recommend refraining from bringing any CBD products on international flights. However, if you do decide to bring them with you, we strongly suggest conducting research on the restricted and prohibited items list for any countries where you’ll be passing through customs.

Countries to avoid travelling to with CBD products

It’s important to note that there are certain destinations where traveling with CBD can result in serious consequences. For instance, if you plan to visit Africa, it’s crucial to be aware that carrying non-medical CBD with you is prohibited, except for South Africa.

Additionally, it’s advisable to assume that countries with strict anti-drug laws, such as Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, Dubai,Saudi Arabia or the UAE, may not permit tourists to bring cannabis-derived products into their nations.

Can you fly with CBD Oil with greater THC levels?

If a CBD product contains more than 0.3% THC, it is considered to be derived from marijuana and is illegal under U.S. federal law. As a result, these products are not permitted in carry-on or checked bags in accordance with current TSA guidelines.
Although the TSA is not actively searching for illegal substances, they will notify local law enforcement if they come across any. At this stage, it is uncertain what action will be taken. It is essential to verify the local laws before attempting to travel with CBD products containing more than 0.3% THC.


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