Generally speaking, you can fly with CBD oil as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC. Print off your official testing results at home and bring them with you to the airport.
International travel is a bit more tricky—we recommend doing your own research on laws and regulations in the country you’re planning on visiting.
With the holiday season usually comes holiday travels as families and friends get together after a long year apart. Whether you get the flying jitters or want to continue using cannabidiol (CBD) oil in your daily wellness routine while traveling, you may be wondering if you can fly with CBD oil. Below we’ve detailed everything you need to know about flying with CBD oil within the United States and internationally to help you fly with ease.
Flying with CBD oil can provide many of us with peace of mind. For those of us that struggle with travel jitters, CBD oil may offer a safe and natural way to ease mild anxiety. For others that can’t seem to get restful sleep on an airplane, it may offer a simple solution for those long flights or red-eyes. However, there are several things to consider from a legal standpoint.
Generally speaking, you can fly with CBD oil as long as it’s hemp-derived, meaning it contains less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In response to confusion about whether or not you can travel with hemp-derived and cannabis-derived products on Twitter, TSA responded by saying “products that contain hemp-derived CBD oil or are FDA-approved are generally legal and can fly.”
The reason for this is the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp-derived products in the United States. Keep in mind that hemp plants are simply cannabis plants specifically grown to contain less than 0.3% THC.
On TSA’s official website, they state that “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.)
So the main thing to keep an eye out for is how much THC is in your CBD oil. Of course, you’ll also want to make sure you comply with standard guidelines regarding the storage of liquids. In addition to checking the THC content, you’ll want to make sure your oil is less than 3 ounces if you’re putting it in your carry-on bag.
The best way to be sure your oil has less than 0.3% THC is to obtain the Certificate of Analysis for your oil’s batch. While the CBD bottle itself should specify the percentage of THC, the only way to know with certainty is by looking at the third-party lab test results. These tests are not only important for ensuring you purchased a safe and high-quality CBD oil but also for guaranteeing it contains the THC levels specified on the bottle.
We recommend printing off the official testing results at home and bringing them with you to the airport to avoid any hassle.
Here’s where it gets a little tricky—while the guidelines for flying within the United States are pretty clear cut, international rules and regulations on CBD are a bit more nuanced. The nature of frequently changing laws regarding CBD and cannabis as a whole makes it a bit more challenging.
Every country has its own regulations. CBD is banned in a number of countries including Albania, Bolivia, and Venezuela. Other countries require consumable CBD to have even lower levels of THC than federally legal products in the United States. In fact, Norway and France, for example, only allow CBD isolate, meaning the product contains 0% THC.
If you really have your heart set on flying with your CBD oil internationally, it’s best to do your own research on the laws and regulations for the country you’re planning on visiting as well as any countries you’ll be passing through.
At Feals we believe you deserve a better way to feel better—and travel better. All of our CBD oils contain less than 0.3% THC and come in 0.5-ounce bottles. In addition to our rigorous internal testing for quality, safety, and cannabinoid levels, we provide third-party lab testing to further ensure your oil contains less than 0.3% THC and meets our robust quality and safety standards.
To view your CBD oil’s Certificate of Analysis, just scan the QR code on the bottom of your bottle’s container and view the detailed test results or take a look at batch results here.
Still have questions about whether or not you can fly with CBD oil? Feel free to reach out to our CX team to get all of your CBD questions answered.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This article is for informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.