When you’re packing for travel, whether it’s for business or for leisure, you understandably want to make sure you have your CBD with you. After all, with all the proven health benefits of CBD (cannabidiol), you’re probably on a CBD regimen to holistically help improve your overall health and wellness. However, until recently, the policies regarding traveling with your CBD were murky and unclear at best. To help you stay informed — and avoid any risk when crossing state or international boundaries with your CBD — here are some key points of vital information that you must know before you decide to travel with your CBD.
CBD is Completely Legal in All 50 States
While CBD has grown in popularity, there is still a host of misinformation surrounding this remarkably powerful phytocompound. Many people still mistakenly believe that CBD is psychoactive and can get you “high.” In the past, some law enforcement agencies issued harsh penalties against those who used or sold CBD. With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, CBD is fortunately now legal in all fifty states. However, please note that even though it is absolutely completely legal to own hemp-derived CBD in all states, some states are somewhat less tolerant of it than others.
TSA’s Official Stance on Air Travel with CBD
For the longest time, air travel with CBD was expressly forbidden. Despite CBD being legal in our country, having it in your possession when at the airport could result in it being confiscated and you facing possible legal discipline. While TSA did make some concessions for medical marijuana, they have finally taken an official position on hemp-derived CBD. The verdict? They have official confirmed that you may indeed travel with CBD. That said, liquid restrictions still apply. If you do decide to travel with CBD, it’s best to stick with our high-potency full-spectrum gel caps!
Not All Countries are CBD Friendly
To avoid getting arrested or detained when travelling abroad, you absolutely need to verify that your destination country doesn’t prohibit CBD. Just because it’s legal to have CBD on your person in the United States, not all governments will be as accepting of your possession of it. For instance, China and Russia outright forbid the use of CBD. Any attempts to travel to these countries with CBD can result in your CBD getting confiscated and you possibly facing arrest. Before you board your flight, be sure to check the local laws to avoid serious interruptions to your itinerary.
CBD can be incredibly beneficial, giving you the chance to get lasting relief from a huge assortment of health issues. Whether you use it for your anxiety or you are taking it for epilepsy, you can be sure to find the results you seek with our highly bioavailable CBD products. To learn more about how CBD can help you, or if you have any other questions about traveling with CBD, please drop us a line today. We look forward to hearing from you!