[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Flying – some people hate it, some people love it.
Most of the time though, it’s just a straight pain in the a$$. There are so many rules you have to follow, and each airline has the right to change its rules as they please. This obviously makes for headaches with packing and repacking, rearranging your itinerary, and just… well, you know.
It’s not easy to keep up with all of these changes and it’s even more difficult to pack accordingly! But fear not – if you’re thinking of bringing CBD or hemp on the plane… you’re in luck!
Firstly, what is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is the non-intoxicating compound found in marijuana. This means it contains no THC, the stuff responsible for getting you high, and occurs naturally in the plant. It’s legal just about everywhere now and comes in a variety of different forms and flavors!
Cannabidiol has many different benefits that can help with a diverse range of issues including sleep and insomnia, anxiety and depression, and it can even make a great addition to your post-workout smoothie!
So what’re the rules regarding CBD and flying?
The answers are a bit complicated, but let’s try to keep it simple…
If you’re flying within the U.S, CBD oil is allowed on an airplane if it contains no more than 0.3% THC. This rule applies for FDA approved medication as well, which means medical marijuana (with appropriate documentation), is also allowed on airplanes.
Products with 0.3% THC or less cover just about the majority of items for sale out there, including CBD isolate as well as full and broad spectrum CBD. (If you’d like a crash course on what all of this means, check out our article about the differences here.)
If, of course, you bring anything that falls outside of the allowed legal requirement, your goodies might be taken, or worse – you might get into a lot of trouble! So watch out and double check what you’re stowing away in your carry-on and checked baggage. Though, we don’t recommend stowing away valuables like medication or CBD in your checked baggage as often luggage gets lost and someone might get their hands into your things.
It’s important to take note that if you’re flying with a vape pen for CBD, that it’s also stowed away in your carry-on. Because vape pens run on batteries, the items are a fire risk and could cause problems if packed in your checked bags.
If you’re flying to and from the U.K, you’re allowed to bring CBD on an airplane so long as it is not over the 100ml requirement for liquids. The same goes for Australia.
However, if you’re flying anywhere in the E.U, you’re good to bring your CBD with you if it has less than 0.2% THC. Each country has its own specific requirements, but 0.2% is low enough to be considered safe in just about every state you enter.
Keep in mind though, every country has its own set of rules so make sure you do your appropriate research before flying in. For instance, CBD is legal in Iceland, but you can only bring CBD to the country on a plane if it contains 0% THC. To illustrate, this means only products made with CBD isolate are allowed in.
And while CBD is fully legal in Japan and has been since 2016, flying into the country with any trace amounts of THC in your oils or gummies will cause problems. Many Asian countries, like South Korea, will allow CBD but only if you have a medical reason for using the product. Interestingly, while most CBD products are produced in China, CBD is illegal in the mainland and even Hong Kong.
Some countries in Latin America, such as Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Brazil, allow CBD. The best word of advice we can give is to make sure your CBD has under 0.2% THC to stay safe and be allowed entry and free travel.
Flying anywhere in the Middle East and Africa with CBD is not allowed.
So it’s best to study up before you get on that flight to your dream destination! Using CBD on the plane to get rid of your flight anxiety might sound like bliss, but the last thing anyone needs is for their products to get tossed, or even get yourself detained!
What products do you recommend bringing on planes then?
What a wonderful question! We were waiting for you to ask. Here’s our list of stuff that will get you past security and border control in no time, and help you chill out, no matter if in-air or on-ground:
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