Flying with CBD – What is currently allowed?

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June 28, 2021

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When it comes to flying with CBD, it’s always a good idea to stay as informed as possible as to what is allowed. This means checking in with the TSA (Transportation Security Administration), who is in charge of determining what’s allowed on planes, both in carry-ons and checked bags. 

The TSA states on their website that CBD products must comply with the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 [1] in order to be allowed on flights. This means that the CBD product must “contain no more than .3% THC on a dry weight basis,” or be “approved by the FDA.” [2] 

Fortunately, you can find a wide variety of CBD products ranging from THC-free CBD Isolate to Full Spectrum CBD that meet these regulations. We also recommend that you stay up to date by checking the travel status of whatever you may want to bring on the TSA website. [4]

It’s important to source your CBD from a quality source like Medterra that uses third party testing to ensure consistency and quality across all products to ensure that they comply with federal regulations. 

This is especially true when traveling internationally, as “international rules and regulations on CBD are less clear,” and “some countries have much stricter drug laws,” according to Smart Travel writer, Ashley Rossi. [5]

For now, if you’re traveling with CBD, research the laws on the location you’re traveling to, and be prepared to leave any products containing THC at home. 

Domestically, the TSA’s main concern is issues related to security. It is “designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers,” and that doesn’t include legal, hemp-derived CBD products.  

But keep in mind that TSA regulations still apply for carrying on tinctures and creams, so make sure that your bottle is under the 3.4oz TSA limit. 

The Best CBD Products for Traveling

Traveling can cause a host of issues, such as shoulder and back pain from lugging around bags, problems falling asleep in strange beds, sunburn and skin irritation, and even added stress for your pets. 

If you’re planning on traveling with CBD, we’ve got some TSA safe recommendations on the best products to bring with you to suit all of your travel needs.

Relief + Recovery Roll On

Nobody wants to be sore on vacation. If you’re worried about heavy luggage or cramped plane rides taking a toll, then our Relief + Recovery Roll On is a perfect travel companion. 

Made with CBD and organic and natural ingredients like Menthol and Arnica, this cream goes on easily, instantly cooling and soothing aching muscles. This small package provides powerful, long-lasting relief, making it easy to stash in your bag and take with you anywhere. 

CBD Gummies

Stress is the worst part of traveling, and early mornings, late nights, strange beds, and airports can cause a lot of it. Be prepared for all of them with our CBD Gummies

Lightweight and easy to store, our gummies can be tossed into your suitcase, purse, or backpack without a problem. With 25mg of CBD Isolate + specifically curated botanicals, they’re designed to help you feel calm, boost your immunity, sleep better, and stay alert. 

CBD + Manuka Cream

Scrapes, cuts, sunburns, and scratches always seem to find a way to mess with travel plans. Be prepared for any little mishap that comes your way with our CBD + Manuka Cream

With potent New Zealand Manuka Honey and either 125 or 250 mg of CBD, this powerfully soothing cream will ease discomfort by nourishing the skin. Available in a small, spill-free jar with a screw on lid so that you can take it with you, no matter what you’re doing. 

CBD Calming Pet Chews

Travel can be rough on pets. Whether they’re coming with or staying at home, it can create a lot of added stress. Thankfully, pets can get the same calming benefits from CBD as humans! 

Made with 10 mg of CBD and calming ingredients like Tryptophan, our Calming Pet Chews will keep your pet happy and relaxed. They’re perfect both for pets spending time at home with the sitter, or those who are in over-stimulating new situations like airports and plane rides.

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REFERENCES

(1) Transportation Security Administration (2019) Medical Marijuana rules and regulations https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/medical-marijuana

(2) Felberbaum Michael (2018). FDA Approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from Marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-drug-comprised-active-ingredient-derived-marijuana-treat-rare-severe-forms

(3) United States Department of Agriculture (2018) 2018 U.S. Hemp Farm Bill https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/2018FarmBill.pdf

(4) Transportation Safety Administration (2019) What Can I Bring? https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all

(5) Rossi, Ashley (2020). Can you travel with CBD Oil? What’s the best kind? https://www.smartertravel.com/traveling-with-cbd-oil/

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