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How to travel with CBD oil

Are you planning an upcoming interstate journey in the US? Have you been wondering if you can take your CBD with you? In the following article, we will discuss whether you can take CBD products with you. As we all try to maintain our daily CBD dose, ensuring we can continue to do this while traveling is critical.

Interstate Travel in the US

Lucky for Americans, there is good news when it comes to traveling with CBD. In fact, the TSA has issued an official statement. Fortunately, this has helped remove the uncertainty behind travel with personal CBD products.


First, we should note that the following only applies to CBD-rich Hemp Oil. The FDA was forced to consider CBD products due to the passing of the 2018 Hemp Bill. By definition, hemp products must have under 0.3% THC by weight. 

So can you travel with CBD oil?

Yes, you can! As long as the product contains under 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. Otherwise, only products specifically approved by the FDA, including cannabis-derived pharmaceuticals. 


You are able to travel with CBD oil in your carry on bag and inside your checked bags. Either way is fine, just follow all other restrictions, such as the liquids rule.


A few important notes. First, the TSA is required to report suspected violations of the law, so traveling with products containing more than 0.3% THC is highly unadvisable. Second, the final decision rests with the TSA agent, so be sure to be polite and clear about what type of CBD product you possess.


What about driving?


When it comes to interstate travel, you are unlikely to ever be searched unless pulled-over for another reason. The one exception is at police check-points, and these are sometimes utilized by the neighboring states around those with legal recreational cannabis.


Regardless, the same rule applies. You are able to travel with your personal CBD product as long as it contains under 0.3% THC. 

International Travel 

In the rest of this blog, we’ll look at travel outside of North America. Make sure you give it a read before packing your bags for your next trip! 

Canada 

While you may be able to buy both CBD products and recreational cannabis in Canada, you cannot travel over the border with any of it. 


Sadly, this means that you can legally buy CBD oil on either side of the border, but you can’t travel with it. And so, if you’re traveling to Canada, bring NO cannabis with you at all. For those wanting their daily CBD dose, you’ll have to buy some once you arrive in Canada. Once again, you can’t bring it back into the US, so toss it before you return home.

Mexico

In regards to Mexico, the situation is similar. The difference is that Mexico is still figuring out its Cannabis laws. Nonetheless, you cannot cross the border with CBD oils or any Cannabis products. You’ll have to keep those CBD bottles at home if traveling to Mexico.

Other Destinations

Are you flying elsewhere internationally? The broad answer to traveling with CBD oil is a big NO. Sadly, international laws surrounding CBD have remained strict. That said, there are some places where you can travel with CBD, but it gets complicated.

The EU

For example, the EU uses a 0.2% THC standard and so many CBD oils that are legal in the US cannot be brought into the EU. If you’re traveling with a zero-THC product made from CBD distillate, then you should be fine. That said, check the rules pertaining to the exact country you’re visiting.


Further complicating the situation is what happens in the EU. While the overall rules use a 0.2% THC limit, certain countries have a 0.6% THC limit. This means that you can enter these countries with CBD, but they must be under 0.2% THC. 


But, if you buy a product there and expect to bring it home, you may find yourself breaking laws. A legal CBD product in Spain, containing under 0.6% THC, can cause you all sorts of problems when trying to return to the US. 


Alevas uses proprietary nanotechnology to create full spectrum and water soluble CBD products. Our goal is to provide trustworthy and reliable products that contain exactly what they say they do. Finally, these products are all third-party laboratory tested to ensure they contain under 0.3% THC to allow for carefree travel within the USA.