Is it safe to travel with CBD oil products? CBD (cannabidiol) has its equal share of controversy and intrigue in the field of health and wellness. People talk about it, and why not? Numerous studies back up its healing effects and other potential benefits.
The general perspective over it is gradually leaning towards the positive side. There’s still no consensus, though, as most countries still prohibit its possession and use.
It’s for this reason that traveling with CBD on hand isn’t as straightforward as we’d like it to be.
What separates CBD from other cannabinoids like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) found in the hemp plant is its non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating properties.
Nonetheless, not all CBD oil products in the market are of pure quality, which means that some may contain traces of THC. The THC content is less than 0.3 percent, so there’s a remote possibility of producing a “high.”
With legal changes favoring the use of CBD sweeping the country, there are high hopes that it will eventually become mainstream. It means that traveling with it no longer comes with repercussions. But for now, you’re better off knowing the limits and prohibitions.
Domestic Travel with CBD
CBD products derived from hemp oil are legal at the federal level, so you’re allowed to bring it across state borders.
On the other hand, not all states allow the possession of CBD products derived from marijuana. Because of the possible legal issues, we don’t recommend that you carry them while crossing state borders.
If you don’t know the difference between the two products, just read the label and look out for the data on THC.
The reason why hemp-derived CBD oil products are allowed in flights is that they contain less than 0.3 THC levels. So, don’t push your luck when the product label indicates a higher percentage of THC.
It’s also worth mentioning that even if CBD oil products from hemp are considered “legal” by federal standards, some state laws still prohibit the possession of any type of CBD.
If you’re taking your product with you on a flight, it’s best to learn about the relevant laws of your destination state.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) considers all marijuana and a handful of cannabis-infused products as illegal, except those that specifically approved and exempted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Airport security doesn’t search for marijuana, but when the substance is found in a conventional security screening, TSA automatically refers it to local law enforcement.
It won’t hurt if you take extra caution when carrying CBD oil products of both the state you plan to go and the place where you’re traveling from.
We highly recommend that you bring a printout of the product’s laboratory report which shows the contents in detail.
If you’re carrying CBD for medication, see to it that you bring the prescription all the time. In essence, traveling with CBD is pretty much the same as carrying over-the-counter supplements on a flight.
What If You’re Traveling Outside of the Country?
There’s a difference in terms of acceptance of CBD use in this country and the rest of the world. There’s no clear legal status in many countries, while international law is vague, if not unclear.
Put in the effort to study the laws of the country that you plan to go to.
In this regard, it’s better to err on the side of caution; if you’re traveling to a country with stringent drug laws, you’re better off leaving your CBD oil product, even if it’s hemp-derived.
The rules for carrying CBD products on a cruise are doubly complicated to that of air travel. For example, some cruise lines don’t allow CBD, regardless of where it’s derived or the THC content.
Instead of researching, you must contact the cruise company directly if you plan to bring CBD oil products with you. Cruise ships use security scanners, so don’t assume you can hide your CBD and get away with it.
Even if you think there’s nothing wrong with it, you still must follow existing policies.
Why Travel with CBD in the First Place?
There’s always a debate on the rationale of traveling with CBD. The skeptics are those who are clueless about what this substance can do.
Why go all through the trouble of bringing it when you can leave it at home?
There’s no question about the legitimacy of CBD’s health benefits, but only very few people know that it helps the mind and body relax while on a cruise or flight.
It regulates the immune system and helps stabilize the neurotransmitter signaling system. It essentially rids the body of the usual inconveniences of traveling, i.e., anxiousness, sleep depravity, and jet lag.
Since CBD oil does wonders in pain management and inflammation, you’ll do yourself a favor by bringing it on extended flights. It reduces soreness and stiffness caused by long hours of sitting and putting the body in one position.
If you’re not a fan of air travel, but you have no choice, taking CBD oil helps you decrease your levels of anxiety and stress. Even if you must go through a lot of stuff to ensure that you won’t be held up at the airport, traveling with CBD makes a lot of sense.