The holiday season has arrived! Time to travel around and enjoy the sun! But what about your CBD? You need to travel, but can you take CBD with you? Today I will guide you through how to travel with CBD.
It's important to note that even if CBD oil is legal in your country, passing borders with CBD oil can be unlawful. Be cautious.
Can CBD be taken on a plane?
It’s easy to take CBD oil in the hand luggage if you want to be able to access it on the flight, but it can be put in the hold luggage if you do not need it while flying.
Since most CBD oils come in 10ml bottles, they don’t break the 100ml liquid limit and can be carried in hand luggage. However, it might be better to keep it sealed and wait until your end destination. If you want to use it, keep it in a plastic see-through bag to avoid spillage and for easy inspection. Alternatively, you can try CBD gummies or tablets for an easier alternative.
Some ways of taking CBD can't be done on a plane. Since vaping is banned on planes for various reasons, CBD e-liquids and vape pens can't be used. While bath bombs are allowed on the plane, you obviously can't use them since most planes don't contain baths.
If you are using a UK airport, you can be sure that CBD oils have been seen by the staff before. Treat CBD oils like you would treat any other food supplement.
Be aware, even though it is legal to fly from the UK with CBD oil, it may not be legal in your destination. Take a look at our guide to see how legal CBD is where you are going.
Flying from the UK to Europe
Flying from the UK to the rest of the European Union is currently the easiest destinations to reach by plane with CBD. Travelling from the UK to the EU with CBD is simple since the authorities are already well aware of CBD, so you don’t need to worry about it. Flying with CBD products to the EU is fine so long as the products meet the UK’s requirements (less than 2%THC.)
Flying with CBD to Spain is fine. Spain offers several CBD brands. Any UK-legal CBD products will not be an issue, but if you are worried about it, keep an invoice with you. Then, enjoy the sun, sea and sand of Spain!
Flying to America
All marijuana was illegal in carry-on bags and checked luggage up until May 2019, where the Transport Security Administration (TSA) updated its guidance on carrying medical marijuana, allowing you to bring some forms of CBD oil, so long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law. In the United States, that’s any products that contain less than .3% of THC.
The TSA's new laws still ban other forms of marijuana, including CBD products containing more than .3% THC and cannabis-infused products that are still illegal under federal law. However, it’s not yet known how TSA agents determine the difference. TSA agents usually screen for possible threats but they do not search for illegal drugs, however, anything suspicious found is reported to the authorities.
Where can't I take CBD to?
There are some countries that do not allow medical marijuana at all. While you may not want to go to all of these countries, here is a thorough list just in case:
Be sure to know that laws change regularly, so always check the laws in the country you're travelling to.
Now you should know how to travel with your CBD products. Be sure to always check the law in case it changes, and have a nice day!