Both medical and recreational cannabis are legal in Canada, and there is no limit on the amount of THC that a CBD product can contain. Even better, you can safely travel with up to a 30-day supply of CBD. However, CBD oils carried onto an aeroplane will be subject to your airline’s limit on liquids (usually 100ml in Canada).
Where possible, bring a print-out of any related test results as a way of proving your CBD oil is legitimate—if challenged. If you cannot get hold of test results, then at least try to bring the oil’s packaging, as this should also state how much THC it contains.
If you fly regularly and can’t be without CBD oil, we’ve put together some top tips to make travelling as straightforward as possible.
CBD oil tips for frequent flyers
If you cannot be without CBD oil, make sure you thoroughly research any applicable regulations. You can always contact an airline or security agency directly to ask what their stance on travelling with CBD oil is, especially if guidance is lacking online.
Given the distinction in guidelines between hemp-derived and marijuana-derived CBD, it is highly advisable to bring proof that what you are travelling with is the former. Reputable producers of CBD will have their products third-party tested to ensure the ratio of cannabinoids is correct.
In most cases, CBD oil is safe to carry within Europe as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC. While this exact threshold may differ from country to country, 0.2% is low enough to be safe in most locations. But how can you know for sure if your CBD products contain less than 0.2% THC?
The TSA says as much on their website :
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.
Yes, You Can Fly with CBD in the US
Any such products can legally be carried through the TSA screenings you’ll find at US airports.
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 other considerations, though, if you want to fly internationally.