So, you are jet setting off and away! Whether you are on a long-awaited vacation to the beach, meeting up with friends in the city, or simply traveling for work, travel can be hard on you and your body. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
We’ve compiled a traveler’s guide for plane rides in this day and age, particularly if you are used to stress defining your travel experience. Many people think of their traveling days with anxiety, and if you’re not anxious already, you might be by the time you are reading this article. But do not fear! Our biggest tip for reducing anxiety, especially while traveling, is to keep your CBD Gummies close. Whether you dig the Original Gummies or you prefer the Vegan Gummies, these are great, safe, portable ways to help chill you out.
Here is your guide to flying with CBD.
Can I bring CBD Gummies on the Plane?
But you may be asking: what are the rules about traveling, specifically flying, with CBD Gummies? Is it illegal? Can I take them through TSA? What are the consequences for breaking the rules? Well, that is a complicated question, but it is not an impossible one to answer. With some discretion and research, you can decide if you should bring your CBD products with you in your carry on. Want to know the regulations? Keep reading!
What are the TSA Regulations?
TSA (Transportation Security Administration) has recently updated its regulations on Medical Marijuana products in checked bags and carry-ons to allow some products under specific conditions. The regulations are constantly evolving, so they may be different from the last time you checked. Here’s the official and most recent statement from the TSA website:
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.) TSA officers are required to report any suspected passengers in violation of law to local, state or federal authorities.
So, what exactly does that mean?
Okay, so what does this mean? Let’s recap the differences between “Marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products.”
There are two different chemical compounds people usually refer to when discussing marijuana and the legality surrounding it: THC and CBD. As a refresher, THC is the psychoactive chemical that is active when people smoke marijuana recreationally. CBD, on the other hand, is a strictly non-psychoactive compound, so it can not get you high. Both of these compounds can be extracted from the Cannabis plant.
The Cannabis Plant
However, the Cannabis plant is not just one specific plant. Rather, it refers to a plant family. The two plants in the Cannabis family that you are probably most familiar with are hemp and marijuana. They are similar, but they are not the same. Hemp has the highest concentration of CBD, so that is a more likely place to find and extract it for CBD products like Gummies or tinctures.
However, because research is still being done about the effects of both THC and CBD in recreational and medicinal uses, many regulations prefer to be “safe than sorry” and lump the two together. This is where it gets complicated — even though CBD and THC are different, Marijuana and THC are on the controlled substance list, so they are federally prohibited, and often squeeze CBD products out of the running as a result.
Do These CBD Gummies meet the Regulations?
So, as far as the TSA Regulations go, what do they actually mean? Well, it means that as long as the CBD product you are carrying “contains no more than 0.3 percent THC,” you should be good to go, kind of.
It is important to remember that our products contain 0% THC, so they fall well within the current regulations set by the TSA. Additionally, the regulations mention the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, better known as the 2018 Farm Bill. In case you need another reminder, our CBD is sourced directly from farms in the USA and grown in accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill. The states’ Agriculture Departments regulate these farms. These regulations require our CBD to be pesticide-free. So, on both accounts, our CBD Gummies are TSA Approved.
So, am I good to go?
However, it is not quite that simple. Every state has different regulations and expectations when it comes to cannabis products, so you should be familiar with the state laws regarding cannabis — both the state you’re traveling in, and traveling to. There can be different penalties and consequences, depending on how strict or detailed a specific regulation may be. What’s more, our products are not officially categorized as medical marijuana. We do recommend that you consult with a doctor before you take them to make sure they are right for you, but they aren’t medicinal or meant to take the place of different medications by any means, so that may cause even more confusion with the agents at TSA.
If you decide it’s too risky to bring them along, perhaps make arrangments for some Gummies to meet you at the airport when you land at your final destination (as long as they comply with state regulations!). Otherwise, seek out ways to reduce stress and anxiety while you travel — deep breaths, a nice facemask, or a new Netflix series, perhaps?
Ultimately, the decision to let CBD Gummies through Airport Security is up to the discretion of the TSA officer you are interacting with when you travel. Do your research, be up to date on the regulations, and most of all, be respectful with the individuals who are serving you at the airport.