Four Tips for Bringing
Hemp-derived CBD on an Airplane

As of May 2019, TSA started to allow you to bring hemp-derived CBD on an airplane.  Here is the text from their website…

“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 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.” 

The key line in the above text is “no more than 0.3 percent THC.”  All CBD, by law, must contain less than 0.3 percent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). 

Here are four tips to keep in mind if you’re considering bringing CBD on a domestic airplane flight…

Tip 1

Check with the airport. Tell them what you want to do. Ask them what the rules are about taking CBD oil on a plane. Note: The TSA has an Ask TSA Twitter account where they are eager to answer any questions you may have.

Tip 2

Bring documentation. If you have a medical marijuana license, bring it. Also, bring the Certificate of Analysis of the product you bought to prove that the content is below 0.3 percent THC.

Tip 3

Your preference should be to put it in your carry-on bag. This allows you to explain what it is and show the applicable documentation.

Tip 4

Don’t hide your CBD. This makes it appear that you’re trying to pull a fast one. Always be upfront with the TSA.

If you’re traveling internationally always acquaint yourself with the cannabis laws of the country you’re flying to. If you’re going to a country where cannabis laws are still pretty primitive, it’s not worth the risk (Malaysia or Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, Philippines, Turkey, Costa Rica, Columbia). Keep in mind, some countries still have the death penalty for even small amounts of drugs. For a list of countries with the harshest drug laws in the world, click here.

If you don’t need the CBD in flight, consider shipping it to your destination versus carrying it with you. If you are thinking of shipping CBD to your destination, this link explains its legalities.