Can you fly with CBD?
With summer here, you may be eyeing your next vacation destination and wondering, can you fly with CBD gummies or oils? Perhaps you use CBD oil to calm fears of flying or CBN gummies to help you sleep. Or maybe you take CBG products for exercise recovery or to relax muscles and ease painful joints after being squished into an economy seat. Or, how about appetite suppressant THCV for that beach getaway?
Can you fly with CBD products? How about CBN, CBG, THCV, or even rare delta 8 THC? Does the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check for CBD, cannabinoids, or delta 8? Can you fly with CBD oil in Texas? How about Mexico? We’ll answer all of these questions and more below. Keep reading to learn the rules and regulations behind when and where you can fly with CBD oil and rare cannabinoids.
Is it legal to fly with CBD?
The TSA’s official stance is that CBD oil is allowed in both carry-on and checked bags, as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC and is derived from hemp. THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp plants. CBD products with more than 0.3% THC are not allowed on planes. In fact, they can only be sold in cannabis dispensaries and are not allowed to cross state lines.
How much THC is in CBD products?
It’s important to understand the different make-up of hemp-derived products like full spectrum CBD oils, CBD isolates, rare cannabinoids, gummies, and more.
CBD products can contain different levels of THC. CBD isolate contains no THC, while full-spectrum CBD oil may contain up to 0.3% THC. Broad-spectrum CBD oil usually contains all of the other phytocannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant but has had THC removed to below lab detectable levels.
If you’re flying with CBD oil, make sure to check the label and lab report to see how much THC it contains. All CBD products should have their THC content clearly labeled and lab test results for each batch online and/or via QR code on the product packaging.
You can print out the lab report for your product just in case a TSA agent should ask for it.
(Click to see lab reports for each batch of every Rare Cannabinoid Company product.)
Can you fly with rare cannabinoids?
You may be wondering if you can take rare cannabinoids like CBN for sleep or CBG for discomfort and soreness on a plane. The TSA’s stance on CBD also applies to other cannabinoids like CBN and CBG – as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC, they are allowed in both carry-on and checked bags.
All Rare Cannabinoid Company products contain less than 0.3% THC and are allowed on planes flying within the United States of America.
All of our pure hemp-derived rare cannabinoid single extracts contain Zero THC while our full spectrum CBD oil and full spectrum ready blends contain less than 0.3% THC.
Can you fly with CBD internationally?
Now that you know the TSA’s stance on CBD and cannabinoids, you may be wondering, can you fly with CBD internationally? Unfortunately, the answer is a bit more complicated when it comes to flying with CBD out of the United States.
While CBD oil is legal in most countries, some have stricter laws than others when it comes to CBD and hemp products. For example, some countries, such as Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, do not allow CBD at all. Flying with CBD oil to such countries is highly illegal. Some countries, such as Brazil, only allow CBD for medical use with prescription. Many other countries have different laws for CBD. For example, Japan allows CBD as long as it has zero THC. Is CBD legal in the country you’re traveling to?
Can I fly with CBD oil to Mexico?
If you have a question about flying with CBD to a specific country, here’s a list of countries where CBD is legal (as of 2020).
How much liquid CBD oil can I take in my carry-on?
Each passenger is allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, gels, creams and pastes in their carry-on bag. These are limited to travel-size containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per each product.
All Rare Cannabinoid Company tincture bottles contain 30 milliliters of oil.
Can you fly with CBD gummies 2022?
If you’re talking about CBD gummies, CBN gummies, CBG gummies, or THCV gummies that contain less than 0.3% THC, then yes. Gummies are generally not considered a liquid as long as they are not a “gel food item.”
However, if you’re asking, is it legal to fly with CBD edibles? And you mean gummies or other edibles that contain more than 0.3% THC or cannabis-derived CBD edibles, then no, they are not allowed.
Can you fly with Delta 8 THC?
Can you take delta 8 THC on a plane? Rare delta 8 is a novel cannabinoid that is very similar to “regular” delta 9 THC. It is psychoactive which means that it will get you high.
Rare Delta 8 is legal at the federal level as long as it contains less than 0.3% delta 9 THC and is made from hemp-derived CBD, not cannabis. Technically, this should mean that you won’t get in trouble with the federal government for transporting rare Delta 8 THC across state lines on a plane (as long as contains less than 0.3% delta 9 THC).
However, if this sounds like a loophole in the law, that’s because it is. Rare delta 8 is extremely similar in its intoxicating, hunger fueling feel to delta 9 THC.
The intent of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp production and CBD was never intended to make any form of psychoactive cannabinoid legal.
Many U.S. states are addressing this problem now. As of May 2022, 20 U.S. states have restricted or banned rare delta 8 and a further four states are currently reviewing its legal status. The state level legal status of delta 8 is so confusing and changing so rapidly that we do not recommend purchasing delta 8 at all and therefore do not recommend traveling or flying with rare delta 8.
If you’re asking, “Is delta 8 legal in …?” Here are the 20 American states that have regulated, restricted, or banned rare delta 8 THC:
- New York
- Rhode Island
- North Dakota
The following four states are reviewing rare delta 8 THC’s legal status:
Not only is flying with rare delta 8 dangerous, but there is little safety around the production and manufacture of delta 8.
If you are interested in taking THC, we recommend that you try to buy delta 9 THC in a cannabis dispensary. This is because cannabis dispensaries are highly regulated and have a high level of safety in the the production of THC products and testing. However, you cannot fly with delta 9 THC or travel across state lines with it. Doing so is definitely illegal.
As rare delta 8 becomes more and more illegal, many companies are trying to skirt the law by creating new, novel psychoactive cannabinoids. We do not recommend purchasing or flying with any of the following synthetic cannabinoids: delta 10, THC-O, HHC-O, or THC-P.
Is it legal to fly with CBD vape pens?
Are you wondering, can you fly with a CBD pen? According to the TSA website, passengers are allowed to bring electronic cigarettes and vaping devices (including batteries, atomizers etc.) only in their carry-on bags. Due to safety measures, passengers cannot have these vape related items in their checked bags.
Further rules say that each lithium ion battery must not exceed a Watt-hour (Wh) rating of 100 Wh. For lithium batteries, a lithium content of 2 grams.
They recommend checking with your airline on any limitations on the number of vape devices that be carried on. Of course, please remember that you cannot vape CBD, nicotine, or anything while on the plane.
CBD or rare cannabinoids in a vape cartridge must contain less than 0.3% just like other CBD oils and gummies.
We hope this blog on flying with CBD oil and cannabinoids has helped you ahead of your summer travels. If you need help choosing CBD products or cannabinoid oils or gummies for your personal needs please explore our website, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see our list of cannabinoid advisor’s for personalized information. Happy travels!