There are a variety of different types of ways to consume CBD oil including topical creams, edibles (which have been questioned in terms of effectiveness), and vaping devices. Here’s the lowdown on traveling with each.
According to Tutkus, you should also ask the following questions:
As an extra cautionary step, double-check the CBD oil possession laws of both the state you’re traveling to and the state you’re traveling from. The website CBD Origin recommends printing out a product’s lab report and have it available if needed to verify the cannabinoid content to any inquiring authorities. And if you’re traveling with CBD oil products as medication, you should always travel with your prescription handy, as you would any other prescribed medicine.
Tips for Traveling with CBD Oil
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CBD oil has many uses. It can help travelers regulate their body’s organs, immune system, and neurotransmitter signaling systems, which can help alleviate symptoms of jet lag, anxiousness, and sleeplessness.
National parks fall under federal regulation; you can have hemp-derived CBD oils in national parks but nothing more, regardless of the state’s law on other CBD and cannabis products.
Meanwhile, for full spectrum and whole plant products, the trace amounts of THC can raise red flags at airports where staff aren’t properly informed on the distinction between CBD products and medical cannabis. Likewise, it might be that the country you’re flying to has a lower THC threshold than the one you’re flying from.
If you’re looking to discover more about how to use CBD, read about it in our beginner-friendly CBD guide, or if you want to know more about the difference between different CBD oil classifications, check out our article here.
CBD oils and THC
The confusion here stems from the fact medicines aren’t limited by the 100ml rule if accompanied by a prescriptions or doctor’s note. As such, if you’ve been prescribed a CBD tincture you can ignore the liquid limit, but that’s unlikely in the UK.
As mentioned above, the easiest solution is often just to contact your flight provider, and the incoming customs department for your destination. Having said that, it definitely helps to be informed on CBD law ahead of time, especially given that not all staff may be aware of its legal designation.
We haven’t provided individual country reports because simplified information can cause issues in and of itself. Broadly speaking, for example, European constituents are tolerant of hemp-derived CBD oils due to the mass legalisation of industrial hemp, but there are still grey areas in more hardline countries like Sweden.
CoAs are listed on manufacturer’s websites. Or, once the product is purchased, the QR code on the label should be scannable, taking customers to the product’s webpage and the CoA. A CoA will list the percent of CBD and other cannabinoids, when it was tested, and the name of the lab that tested it (outside labs are preferred to company testing, experts say.)
“Any good brand should be able to show you the CoA,” agrees Gary Avetisyan, who is co-owner of two Topikal stores in the Los Angeles area selling CBD products. That way, he says, it will be clear there is no THC or it is below the required 0.3%.
At the Airport
As for marijuana, medical or recreational, the best advice, he says, is ”leave it all at home” if you’re flying, since it remains a Schedule I drug on the federal level.
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.
But many also wonder: Will my CBD get past the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?