Can I Fly with Hemp?
As the popularity and curiosity surrounding CBD grows, people have questions that are not easily answered. One of the most consistent question topics settles around flying with CBD. Is it OK to get on a plane with a CBD 500mg dosage in my bag? What is the TSA’s stance on CBD? Can I fly with CBD? The answers to these questions are becoming more clear everyday.
The federal government passed the 2018 Farm Bill which federally legalized hemp and its derivatives. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a hemp derivative which means that once the Farm Bill was signed into law, hemp derived CBD joined the ranks of stuff that’s legal (yay!!). One would think that federal legislation would clear things up for everyone, but unfortunately that is not the case.
Certain states and local law enforcement agencies are still in the process of figuring out how to distinguish CBD from that other plant. Possessing CBD oil and CBD products is legal under the new Farm Bill and law enforcement is figuring that out. The TSA recently changed its stance on CBD products noting that some products will not trigger the TSA to report certain cannabis products. People looking for more clarification reached out to the TSA’s twitter profile, @AskTSA.
The Transportation Security Administration updated its policy on cannabis over the Memorial Day weekend, making changes to the medical marijuana section of its 'What Can I Bring?' webpage from reading 'no' to 'yes (with “special instructions”).
Specifically, the agency is clarifying that hemp-derived CBD products may now be carried on planes under certain circumstances.
The landscape for CBD tinctures, CBD gummies, and other products is beginning to shift in the right direction. As we see CBD becoming more mainstream and those using it becoming a larger and more diverse group, people should take advantage of its availability and benefits.
It seems to me that the TSA was pretty clear about whether I can fly with CBD. But, you better be sure that it is a pure CBD isolate. In order to know for sure what you have in your carry-on or checked luggage, you need to look for a third party lab certificate of analysis. Say! We have them right here at Sugar and Kush! You will see links to the certificate of analysis on each of the CBD product pages. How about that!
Now, you may not even need to take prescription drugs that can make you think, “Wow, the tops of clouds are really pretty. Am I in heaven?” Now you can find yourself comfortably soaring through the air and not thinking like a 5-year old child on their first flight ever.
We’re seeing an evolution on how CBD is perceived by the government, media, and the average person. This continued evolution will hopefully lead to more people taking advantage of CBD’s benefits.
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