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If you are traveling with medical marijuana or an FDA-approved drug, take your prescription with you in case there are any questions. Keep the marijuana and the prescription drug in original packaging.
Gary Avetisyan, co-owner, Topikal CBD, Los Angeles.
Nov. 26, 2019 — Many air travelers who struggle with anxiety and jet lag have turned to CBD as a remedy, even as researchers are still investigating whether it works. Other travelers like to tote along CBD in skin care or beauty products.
“The laws in the jurisdiction you are flying to can be drastically different. Flying domestically with a CBD product is obviously less of a risk, but I still think there are risks.” Not everyone is up to date on the new TSA stance, he says. Hemp is not a controlled substance federally, he says, but people transporting it across state lines get pulled over. Law enforcement officials are not all familiar with the differences between hemp-derived CBD and cannabis-derived CBD.
If you have CBD products, find the product’s certificate of analysis, or CoA.
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.”
The TSA limits the size of toiletries that can be taken in carry on luggage to 3.4 oz or 100 ml bottles or smaller. When flying, you simply need to place your CBD hemp oil products in the same one quart zip-top bag as your other bath and beauty products. This limited size only excludes a small handful Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s products.
The hemp-derived CBD products in our store are exempt from this section of the TSA’s policy because they are made with low THC hemp. Be sure to purchase your CBD products from a trusted source, so you can be confident that they fit all federal laws and TSA policies.
When shopping for CBD products , be careful to only purchase those that are derived from hemp and not marijuana. While marijuana products might be legal in your own state, CBD products made with marijuana contain too high a level of THC to be taken on an airplane or to other states.
As long as travelers have CBD in forms that adhere to the regulations in the 2018 Farm Bill, the TSA will now permit it on an airplane. This includes all Medical Marijuana, Inc. CBD products. You can pack CBD oil products in either your checked luggage or your carry on bag. Just remember that the TSA limits the size liquid or gel you bring on your flight.
This means that all hemp-derived products – like those in the Medical Marijuana, Inc. store – are allowed through TSA checkpoints and on planes. The TSA adjusted its policy to allow CBD products from hemp due to the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill (Agriculture Improvement Act 2018), which legalized commercial hemp products federally and removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act.
According to the official TSA regulations website, “Products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA are legal as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018”, confirming that CBD oil can be brought on a plane next time you fly.
When traveling with CBD products, be sure to check local and state laws where you are visiting. Although CBD products from hemp are federally legal, some states have specific laws regulating the possession and use of CBD. You can learn more about laws regarding CBD .