This means that the laws around traveling with CBD and cannabis will continue to be discussed as more places decide how to classify cannabis. Many places don’t exactly know what CBD actually is. Then, you have to deal with airport security, who also struggle to identify what CBD is, and they also might not have the means to test properly, for now, anyway.
The United States
Of course, with 50 states, there will be a lot of moving parts when it comes to legislation and procedures for traveling with CBD. Currently, the medical use of marijuana (with a doctor’s recommendation) is legal in 34 states, and recreational use has been legalized in 11 states.
What are the CBD laws in the U.S.?
In the United States, while CBD from a marijuana plant is legalized at a state level, it is classified as a Schedule l drug and remains illegal at a federal level under the Controlled Substances Act. CBD derived from hemp is legal in all 50 states, if and only if that hemp is produced in a manner consistent with the 2018 Farm Bill and contains less than 0.3% THC.
Traveling with CBD in the U.S.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is the authority of traveling throughout the United States, and their official website states the following:
“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 the 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. Still, if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.”
In layman’s terms, anything over 0.3% THC is classified marijuana, and anything under 0.3% THC is classified as hemp. And if there is nothing that says what the THC content is on the container, TSA can take it from you. Also, the container has to be sealed.
CBD products like extract, dried flower, and edibles can give off an odor you don’t want radiating from your carry-on or seeping into your clothes in checked luggage. Storing your goods in a travel-friendly container with an airtight seal, like the Ultraviolet Herb Jar from Herb Guard and other high-end accessories will help lock in the smell and keep your CBD products fresh.