Flying With CBD: What Is Currently Allowed in the United States?
Mar 15th 2021
You are all checked in. Your bags are packed. Your neighbor is ready to look after the house and feed your cat. You’re almost ready. What’s missing? If you still have room in your bag, should you include your CBD hemp oil? You take it every day, but is CBD oil allowed through airport security?
Certain CBD Products Are Allowed According to the FDA
Here is what the FDA website has to say about traveling with CBD products:
“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 FDA. (See the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334.) TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of 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.”1
Hemp products are defined under the 2018 Farm Bill to be cannabis products containing less than 0.3% THC.2 Hemp products are legal federally, and the TSA is a federal organization, so they do not prohibit CBD products so long as they contain less than 0.3% THC.
That does not mean all CBD products are allowed. Many contain higher than 0.3% THC, particularly those sold in markets where recreational or medicinal marijuana is legal. Check your product and make sure that you are traveling with products below the legal limit of THC. (For peace of mind, you could print out a copy of the results from your Complete Hemp 3rd party lab test to bring along, just in case. You can find yours here.)
Check the Laws of Your Destination
In recent years, cannabis laws have changed rapidly and dramatically. While federally legal, hemp products with less than 0.3% THC aren’t yet 100% legal across the board in all 50 states, but it’s close.3 We hope this changes soon, but until then, check the local laws of your destination to make sure that your CBD products are permissible both before and after takeoff. You may not get stopped by the TSA going there, but if you are caught by local authorities after you land with what is considered contraband, it may not be worth your trouble.
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Whether you are earthbound or traveling across the heavens, Complete Hemp will always be here for you on your journey!