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It’s that oh-so-special time of year again – when the days become longer, the weather becomes warmer, supposedly, and when families and winter-beaten college students take the opportunity to travel to far-off destinations in search of relaxation and fun in the sun.
Yes, this particular moment in time is Spring Break.
And as CBD becomes more accessible to the masses, there’s no doubt about CBD becoming the popular choice to ease the stress and anxiety that come with extended periods of traveling — especially when flying. But can you fly with CBD?
Before you begin packing your bags to the brim with CBD products, here are some helpful answers to general questions about getting from point A to point B with your essential CBD.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, you should not do this.
Apparently, TSA views the possession of all marijuana and cannabis-based products as illegal; it doesn’t matter if it’s no THC, all-hemp CBD, or a medically-approved combination of the two – they prohibit all of it.
However, TSA has also stated that their job is to “detect potential threats…” and that they don’t actively go searching for marijuana and other drugs, but they will refer to law enforcement officers if they happen to find similar substances in people’s belongings.
Basically, attempt at your own risk – and keep in mind the rules TSA has in place for liquid containers, vape pens, and e-cigarettes.
There are other alternatives to trying to sneak CBD aboard a plane; you could take the CBD before arriving at the airport, purchase CBD at your destination if available, or set a timed delivery to your location.
If your spring break plans are taking you through state borders, you may want to consider a few moments and read up on any CBD laws from the states you’re traveling through this time.
The recent 2018 Farm Bill federally legalized industrial hemp and hemp-derived products by removing them from the Controlled Substances Act – subsequently allowing interstate commerce or distribution between states.
However, this law only applies to the federal classification of industrial hemp – any part of the cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% THC. And state-level governments still have the authority to outlaw anything derived from cannabis if they choose.
It may not be such a big deal when traveling directly through non-stop.
However, if you’re openly vaping CBD in a state that has rules different than the federal government, then you may find yourself in deep trouble, especially with state governments that continue to view all forms of cannabis as illegal.
It’s a magnificent, vast world out there – and if you’re spending spring break in an exotic location beyond U.S. borders, then understand that different countries have different rules.
Some areas may allow hemp-based CBD, while others may prohibit any THC-heavy CBD, or won’t permit any cannabis-derived products at all.
The accountability will naturally be on you to become familiar with any CBD or industrial hemp laws from foreign countries before making travel plans. With all its beneficial characteristics, CBD can be a useful travel companion – and with such a variety of CBD products available in the market — it’d be difficult not to find some form of CBD that will fit perfectly with your traveling needs.
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