With all the legal changes around medical marijuana and hemp in 2018, you may be asking yourself, can I fly with my CBD products. The answer is a little more complicated than a simple yes or no. The real answer is that passengers must have a full understanding of the laws. Both your rights as a cannabis user and as a passenger on a commercial flight. The Hemp Shoppe has compiled the dos and don’ts of flying with CBD products.
The rules via TSA reads: “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.”
But What Does that Mean?
That you can fly with CBD products made from hemp that have less than .03% THC or any item from our THC FREE ISOLATE line. You can bring your product in your carryon or in check luggage. Remember you also must follow all rules around liquids when flying. This is also only relevant for domestic flights.
You will also want to look at the laws in the state you are traveling to. The 2018 Farm Bill permits the shipment of CBD hemp products across state lines, it does not legalize possession in every state, so make sure you are aware of the laws in the state you are traveling to.
To help you travel at ease, here is a quick checklist:
- Keep all products in their original sealed packaging
- Do not bring any CBD products that aren’t derived from hemp
- Do not bring any CBD products with more than .03% THC
- Bring a copy of the lab report for your products
- Bring a copy of the TSA specific guidelines