The availability and legalization of CBD have been life-changing for many. So much so, that when people are accustomed to using CBD to treat ailments, insomnia, muscle aches, and all the other wonderful benefits it has to offer, they don’t want to leave home without it. As the laws have progressively changed in favor of CBD from state to state, many people are able to travel without the worry of breaking any laws. Up until mid-spring in 2019 TSA had always prohibited flying with any form of marijuana in which CBD was also lumped into that category. Since May 2019, CBD has been given the green light to take on board airplanes.

According to TSA’s What Can I Bring page, passengers are allowed to fly with some forms of CBD oil and one hemp-derived medication approved by the FDA and as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law under the 2018 Farm Bill. This bill legalized hemp and hemp derivatives. Indie Green Market offers many hemp extract products that fall under this bill. TSA still bans other forms of marijuana, which includes CBD oils. Additionally, products that fall below the 0.3 percent dry weight THC threshold are allowed. The hemp derivatives are legal because they contain little to no THC due to the fact that they must fall below this threshold in order to be legally cultivated.

It should be noted that although TSA allows these products to be carried on and packed in checked luggage, there is a “Special Instructions” notation. However, it does not link to any specific instructions. In order to avoid any delays when flying with CBD, it is best to keep these things in mind:

  • If medically prescribed, keep it in the original packaging and bring along any supporting documentation.
  • If it is not prescribed, be sure the label or packaging clearly indicated the THC levels are below the 0.3% threshold. Remember, the same threshold applies to checked bags.
  • Remember the 3-1-1 rule.
  • Federal laws apply, not local and state when flying.

If you have any other questions about traveling with CBD, be sure to message us or give us a call.